1882 Season News

January 20 - The state of Kentucky modifies a poorly written law that had banned baseball from being played in the state.

May 1 - The National League season begins.

May 2 - The American Association begins play with all 6 teams in action.

May 5 - Cap Anson of the Chicago White Stockings is called out for walking back to the base after a foul ball was hit. The rule states the baserunner must run back to the base. The rule will be changed in the off season.

July 18 - Tony Mullane of the Louisville Eclipse, begins switch-pitching in the 4th inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles. Mullane pitches left-handed against left-handed batters and right-handed against right-handed batters. Mullane gives up a 2-out homer in the 9th and loses 9-8.

August 17 - The Providence Grays beat the Detroit Wolverines 1-0 in 18 innings. Hall-of-Famer John Montgomery Ward goes the distance for the Grays, while fellow pitcher, teammate and Hall-of-Famer Charley Radbourn, playing right field on his non-pitching day, hits a home run in the 18th to win it. Some consider this the finest played game of the entire 19th century.
1882 American Association
Team Record PCT
Cincinnati Red Stockings 55-25 .688
Philadelphia Athletics 41-34 .547
Louisville Eclipse 42-38 .525
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 39-39 .500
St. Louis Brown Stockings 37-43 .463
Baltimore Orioles 19-54 .260
1882 National League
Team Record PCT
Chicago White Stockings 55-29 .655
Providence Grays 52-32 .619
Buffalo Bisons 45-39 .536
Boston Red Caps 45-39 .536
Cleveland Blues 42-40 .512
Detroit Wolverines 42-41 .506
Troy Trojans 35-48 .422
Worcester Ruby Legs 18-66 .214
American Association Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Cincinnati Red Stockings 55 25 0.688 489 6.11 268 3.35 5 7 0.264 0.289 0.332 1.65 125 165 0.903 41
Philadelphia Athletics 41 34 0.547 406 5.41 389 5.19 5 13 0.244 0.277 0.298 2.97 99 190 0.895 36
Louisville Eclipse 42 38 0.525 443 5.54 352 4.40 9 6 0.259 0.292 0.328 2.03 112 240 0.893 37
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 39 39 0.500 428 5.49 418 5.36 18 4 0.251 0.274 0.348 2.79 82 252 0.889 40
St. Louis Brown Stockings 37 43 0.463 399 4.99 496 6.20 11 7 0.231 0.260 0.302 2.92 103 225 0.875 41
Baltimore Orioles 19 54 0.260 273 3.74 515 7.05 4 15 0.207 0.229 0.254 3.87 108 113 0.859 41
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Chicago White Stockings 55 29 0.655 604 7.19 353 4.20 15 13 0.277 0.307 0.389 2.22 102 279 0.898 54
Providence Grays 52 32 0.619 463 5.51 356 4.24 11 12 0.250 0.274 0.334 2.27 87 273 0.901 67
Buffalo Bisons 45 39 0.536 500 5.95 461 5.49 18 16 0.274 0.300 0.368 3.25 114 287 0.910 42
Boston Red Caps 45 39 0.536 472 5.62 414 4.93 15 10 0.264 0.294 0.347 2.80 77 352 0.911 37
Cleveland Blues 42 40 0.512 402 4.90 411 5.01 20 22 0.238 0.268 0.331 2.74 132 232 0.905 71
Detroit Wolverines 42 41 0.506 407 4.90 488 5.88 19 19 0.230 0.259 0.314 2.98 129 354 0.893 44
Troy Trojans 35 48 0.422 430 5.18 522 6.29 12 13 0.244 0.270 0.333 3.08 168 189 0.887 70
Worcester Ruby Legs 18 66 0.214 379 4.51 652 7.76 16 21 0.231 0.259 0.322 3.76 151 195 0.877 66