1879 Season News

Tommy Bond of the Boston Red Caps finishes 2nd in the National League with 43 wins. It is the 3rd consecutive season that Bond has won 40 games, a feat that has never been matched in major league history. Bond also wins his second ERA title, finishing at 1.96, and leads the league for the third straight season in shutouts with 11.

June 20 - Oscar Walker, of the Buffalo Bisons, becomes the first major league player to strike out 5 times in a 9-inning game.

June 21 - William Edward White plays first base for the Providence Grays in their 5-3 win over the Cleveland Blues. White is believed by some to have been the first black player to play in the major leagues.
1879 National League
Team Record PCT
Providence Grays 59-25 .702
Boston Red Caps 54-30 .643
Buffalo Bisons 46-32 .590
Chicago White Stockings 46-33 .582
Cincinnati Reds 43-37 .538
Cleveland Blues 27-55 .329
Syracuse Stars 22-48 .314
Troy Trojans 19-56 .253
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Providence Grays 59 25 0.702 612 7.29 355 4.23 12 9 0.296 0.314 0.381 2.18 62 329 0.902 41
Boston Red Caps 54 30 0.643 562 6.69 348 4.14 20 9 0.274 0.294 0.368 2.19 46 230 0.913 58
Buffalo Bisons 46 32 0.590 394 5.05 365 4.68 2 3 0.252 0.272 0.328 2.34 47 198 0.906 62
Chicago White Stockings 46 33 0.582 437 5.53 411 5.20 3 5 0.259 0.276 0.336 2.46 57 211 0.900 52
Cincinnati Reds 43 37 0.538 485 6.06 464 5.80 8 11 0.264 0.279 0.347 2.29 81 246 0.879 48
Cleveland Blues 27 55 0.329 322 3.93 461 5.62 4 4 0.223 0.232 0.285 2.65 116 287 0.889 42
Syracuse Stars 22 48 0.314 276 3.94 462 6.60 5 4 0.227 0.235 0.270 3.19 52 132 0.872 37
Troy Trojans 19 56 0.253 321 4.28 543 7.24 4 13 0.237 0.249 0.294 2.80 47 210 0.875 44