|1877 Season News
The National League publishes the 1877 schedule. It is the first time the league has handled scheduling and continues to this day.
Jim Tyng, a catcher for Harvard, becomes the first backstop to wear a face mask during a game. Harvard team manager, Fred Thayer, will receive a patent for the mask in 1878.
July 20 - Will White makes his major league debut. White is the first professional player to wear glasses. No other big-leaguer will wear glasses until Lee Meadows in 1915.
August 12 - Johnny Quigley, a catcher for the Harlem Clippers, dies from injuries sustained in a collision with Dan Brouthers at home plate on July 7th.
October 20 - Tommy Bond demonstrates proof that a curveball really does curve by throwing it around stakes driven into the ground before an exhibition game.
|National League Teams Stats|
|Boston Red Caps||42||18||0.700||419||6.98||263||4.38||4||5||0.296||0.314||0.370||2.15||38||177||0.889||36|
|Hartford Dark Blues||31||27||0.534||341||5.88||311||5.36||4||2||0.270||0.279||0.328||2.32||56||99||0.885||32|
|St. Louis Brown Stockings||28||32||0.467||284||4.73||318||5.30||1||2||0.244||0.263||0.302||2.66||92||132||0.892||29|
|Chicago White Stockings||26||33||0.441||366||6.20||375||6.36||0||7||0.278||0.296||0.340||3.37||58||92||0.883||43|