1883 Season News

February 17 - The American Association and the National League, along with the Northwestern League, sign the Tripartite Agreement (also known as the National Agreement). This agreement binds the leagues to respect each other's valid player contracts as well as increasing the size of the reserve list from 6 to 11 players. This leads to relative harmony among the leagues until the Players League wars of 1889-1890.

May 28 - Fort Wayne and Indianapolis play the first of 2 games under electric lights.

June 16 - The New York Gothams introduce ladies day, where all females are admitted free without restriction. This idea will remain a staple of major league baseball for nearly 100 years.

August 29 - John Stricker of the Philadelphia Athletics gets 4 hits in a game against the Louisville Eclipse but sets a record by getting picked off 3 times by Eclipse pitcher Guy Hecker. Benny Kauff of the New York Giants will tie Stricker's record in 1916.

November 24 - The American Association admits 4 new teams for the 1884 season.
1883 American Association
Team Record PCT
Philadelphia Athletics 66-32 .673
St. Louis Browns 65-33 .663
Cincinnati Red Stockings 61-37 .622
New York Metropolitans 54-42 .563
Louisville Eclipse 52-45 .536
Columbus Buckeyes 32-65 .330
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 31-67 .316
Baltimore Orioles 28-68 .292
1883 National League
Team Record PCT
Boston Beaneaters 63-35 .643
Chicago White Stockings 59-39 .602
Providence Grays 58-40 .592
Cleveland Blues 55-42 .567
Buffalo Bisons 52-45 .536
New York Gothams 46-50 .479
Detroit Wolverines 40-58 .408
Philadelphia Quakers 17-81 .173
American Association Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Athletics 66 32 0.673 720 7.35 547 5.58 20 22 0.262 0.298 0.345 2.88 95 347 0.865 n/a
St. Louis Browns 65 33 0.663 549 5.60 409 4.17 7 7 0.255 0.281 0.321 2.23 150 325 0.909 n/a
Cincinnati Red Stockings 61 37 0.622 662 6.76 413 4.21 34 17 0.262 0.289 0.363 2.26 168 215 0.908 n/a
New York Metropolitans 54 42 0.563 498 5.19 405 4.22 6 12 0.250 0.279 0.319 2.90 123 480 0.905 n/a
Louisville Eclipse 52 45 0.536 564 5.81 562 5.79 14 7 0.251 0.279 0.331 3.51 110 269 0.888 n/a
Columbus Buckeyes 32 65 0.330 476 4.91 659 6.79 15 16 0.240 0.268 0.326 3.96 211 222 0.874 n/a
Pittsburg Alleghenys 31 67 0.316 525 5.36 728 7.43 13 21 0.247 0.280 0.323 4.62 151 271 0.884 n/a
Baltimore Orioles 28 68 0.292 471 4.91 742 7.73 5 12 0.246 0.279 0.314 4.08 190 290 0.855 n/a
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Boston Beaneaters 63 35 0.643 669 6.83 456 4.65 34 11 0.276 0.300 0.408 2.55 90 538 0.902 n/a
Chicago White Stockings 59 39 0.602 679 6.93 540 5.51 13 21 0.243 0.298 0.393 2.78 123 299 0.879 n/a
Providence Grays 58 40 0.592 636 6.49 436 4.45 21 12 0.272 0.300 0.372 2.37 111 376 0.903 n/a
Cleveland Blues 55 42 0.567 476 4.91 443 4.57 8 7 0.246 0.276 0.329 2.22 217 402 0.909 n/a
Buffalo Bisons 52 45 0.536 614 6.33 576 5.94 8 12 0.284 0.311 0.371 3.32 101 362 0.896 n/a
New York Gothams 46 50 0.479 530 5.52 577 6.01 24 19 0.255 0.281 0.354 2.94 170 323 0.889 n/a
Detroit Wolverines 40 58 0.408 524 5.35 650 6.63 13 22 0.250 0.282 0.330 3.58 184 324 0.894 n/a
Philadelphia Quakers 17 81 0.173 437 4.46 887 9.05 3 20 0.240 0.269 0.320 5.34 125 253 0.858 n/a