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1874 in Baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 1874 throughout the world.
National Association final standings
- Boston Red Stockings pitcher Al Spalding has a record of 52-16, leading the NA with 52 wins and 617.1 innings pitched. He has a 1.92 earned run average and a 111 ERA+.
- Chicago White Stockings second baseman Levi Meyerle leads the NA with a .394 batting average, a .889 OPS, and a 183 OPS+. He has 65 runs scored and 45 runs batted in.
- January 29 - Albert Spalding arrives in England to set up a tour for the Boston and Athletic Clubs to demonstrate American baseball to the English.
- July 10 - Jimmy Wood, player-manager for several teams in the NA, has his right leg amputated above the knee due to infection. Wood would be re-hired by Chicago to replace Fergy Malone and be on the bench managing 5 weeks after the amputation.
- July 16 - The Boston and Athletic Clubs depart from Philadelphia for England for their baseball exhibition tour.
- September 9 - John Radcliff is dismissed from the Philadelphia Club after umpire William McLean testified that Radcliff had offered him $175 to fix a game.
- September 9 - Boston and Athletic return from their England trip, arriving in New York.