1875 Season News

May 3 - The Hartford Dark Blues are caught using an illegal bat which had been whittled nearly flat on one side and painted black to conceal the altering. The bat is thrown out and the Dark Blues go on to win the game.

May 11 - The St. Louis Red Stockings fall to the Chicago White Stockings 1-0, the lowest scoring game ever at the time.

September 11 - The first professional women's game is played in Springfield, Illinois on a half-sized field. The "Blondes" defeat the "Brunettes" 42-38.

September 24 - George Gage, President of the Chicago White Stockings, passes away after suffering a stroke. William Hulbert will take over the team and drive the final nail in the NA's coffin by starting the National League during the off-season.
1875 National Association
Team Record PCT
Boston Red Stockings 71-8 .899
Philadelphia Athletics 53-20 .726
Hartford Dark Blues 54-28 .659
St. Louis Brown Stockings 39-29 .574
Philadelphia Whites 37-31 .544
Chicago White Stockings 30-37 .448
New York Mutuals 30-38 .441
St. Louis Red Stockings 4-15 .211
Washington Nationals 5-23 .179
New Haven Elm Citys 7-40 .149
Philadelphia Centennials 2-12 .143
Keokuk Westerns 1-12 .077
Brooklyn Atlantics 2-42 .045
National Association Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Boston Red Stockings 71 8 0.899 831 10.52 343 4.34 14 2 0.320 0.326 0.407 1.70 29 0 0.868 n/a
Philadelphia Athletics 53 20 0.726 699 9.58 402 5.51 10 4 0.290 0.298 0.375 2.11 40 0 0.876 n/a
Hartford Dark Blues 54 28 0.659 557 6.79 343 4.18 2 4 0.261 0.270 0.313 1.61 16 0 0.882 n/a
St. Louis Brown Stockings 39 29 0.574 386 5.68 369 5.43 0 3 0.239 0.249 0.291 2.11 20 0 0.869 n/a
Philadelphia Whites 37 31 0.544 470 6.91 376 5.53 5 6 0.251 0.257 0.301 2.15 30 0 0.846 n/a
Chicago White Stockings 30 37 0.448 379 5.66 416 6.21 0 0 0.262 0.269 0.304 2.40 28 0 0.860 n/a
New York Mutuals 30 38 0.441 328 4.82 425 6.25 7 3 0.233 0.239 0.290 2.40 24 0 0.838 n/a
St. Louis Red Stockings 4 15 0.211 60 3.16 161 8.47 0 0 0.201 0.217 0.233 3.37 3 0 0.833 n/a
Washington Nationals 5 23 0.179 107 3.82 338 12.07 0 6 0.195 0.199 0.229 4.86 11 0 0.794 n/a
New Haven Elm Citys 7 40 0.149 170 3.62 397 8.45 2 5 0.219 0.225 0.261 3.34 22 0 0.816 n/a
Philadelphia Centennials 2 12 0.143 70 5.00 138 9.86 0 0 0.238 0.250 0.285 3.93 3 0 0.769 n/a
Keokuk Westerns 1 12 0.077 45 3.46 88 6.77 0 0 0.180 0.182 0.227 2.81 14 0 0.859 n/a
Brooklyn Atlantics 2 42 0.045 132 3.00 438 9.95 2 9 0.197 0.202 0.233 3.95 22 0 0.801 n/a