1886 in Baseball
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1886 in Baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1886 throughout the world.

Champions

Major League Baseball

World Series
  • St. Louis Browns 4, Chicago White Stockings 2

Minor League Baseball

College baseball

Major League Baseball final standings

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 90 34 0.726 -- 52-10 38-24
Detroit Wolverines 87 36 0.707 49-13 38-23
New York Giants 75 44 0.630 12½ 47-12 28-32
Philadelphia Quakers 71 43 0.623 14 45-14 26-29
Boston Beaneaters 56 61 0.479 30½ 32-26 24-35
St. Louis Maroons 43 79 0.352 46 27-34 16-45
Kansas City Cowboys 30 91 0.248 58½ 17-40 13-51
Washington Nationals 28 92 0.233 60 19-43 9-49

American Association final standings

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Browns 93 46 0.669 -- 52-18 41-28
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 80 57 0.584 12 45-28 35-29
Brooklyn Grays 76 61 0.555 16 44-25 32-36
Louisville Colonels 66 70 0.485 25½ 37-30 29-40
Cincinnati Red Stockings 65 73 0.471 27½ 40-31 25-42
Philadelphia Athletics 63 72 0.467 28 38-31 25-41
New York Metropolitans 53 82 0.393 38 30-33 23-49
Baltimore Orioles 48 83 0.366 41 30-32 18-51

Statistical leaders

National League statistical leaders

American Association statistical leaders

All-Time Statistical Leaders (Strikeouts)

The 1886 season was memorable as the top two all-time Major League Baseball single season strikeout totals were established that year:[1]

Pitcher Strikeouts Season Team League Overall Rank
Matt Kilroy 513 1886 Baltimore Orioles AA 1
Toad Ramsey 499 1886 Louisville Colonels AA 2

Notable seasons

  • Guy Hecker of the Louisville Colonels not only compiled a 26-23 record with a 2.87 Earned Run Average as the Colonels number 2 pitcher, he also won the American Association batting crown with a .341 average. Hecker remains the only pitcher to ever win a batting title.
  • Matt Kilroy of the Baltimore Orioles throws 4 2-hitters, 3 1-hitters and a no-hitter in his rookie season in 1886. Kilroy also sets the single season major league record with 513 strikeouts.
  • Jocko Flynn of the Chicago White Stockings goes 23-6 in his rookie season in 1886. Flynn develops arm trouble and never pitches again in the major leagues. His 23 wins are still a record for a pitcher who only pitched in 1 season.

Events

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Births

Deaths

References

General references
  • Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book of 1887; The Complete Book of the National Game of Base Ball. Chicago: A. G. Spalding & Bros. 1887. Retrieved 2018.
Inline citations
  1. ^ Strikeouts Single Season Leaders by Baseball Almanac
  2. ^ Snyder, John (2010). 365 Oddball Days in Dodgers History. United States: Clerisy Press. p. 384. ISBN 1578604524..

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