1889 Season News

February 8 - Demolition crews begin the dismantling of the Polo Grounds in order to run new streets through the property. The New York Giants will be forced to play their home games at the St. George Cricket Grounds until a new Polo Grounds is finished in early July.

May 19 - Most of the seating is destroyed by fire at Brooklyn's Washington Park. The stands will be rebuilt within a month.

June 19 - Center fielder Dummy Hoy sets a major league record by throwing 3 runners out at the plate in one game.

July 8 - The New York Giants play their first game at the newly relocated Polo Grounds. The stadium will remain a fixture in major league baseball until its demolition in 1964.

October 5 - The New York Giants clinch the National League pennant on the last day of the season with a 5-3 win coupled with the Boston Beaneaters 6-1 loss. It was the first time in major league history that the pennant was determined on the last day of the season.
1889 American Association
Team Record PCT
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 93-44 .679
St. Louis Browns 90-45 .667
Philadelphia Athletics 75-58 .564
Cincinnati Red Stockings 76-63 .547
Baltimore Orioles 70-65 .519
Columbus Solons 60-78 .435
Kansas City Cowboys 55-82 .401
Louisville Colonels 27-111 .196
1889 National League
Team Record PCT
New York Giants 83-43 .659
Boston Beaneaters 83-45 .648
Chicago White Stockings 67-65 .508
Philadelphia Quakers 63-64 .496
Pittsburg Alleghenys 61-71 .462
Cleveland Spiders 61-72 .459
Indianapolis Hoosiers 59-75 .440
Washington Nationals 41-83 .331
American Association Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 93 44 0.679 995 7.26 706 5.15 47 33 0.263 0.338 0.364 3.61 400 471 0.928 n/a
St. Louis Browns 90 45 0.667 957 7.09 680 5.04 58 39 0.266 0.332 0.370 3.00 413 617 0.925 n/a
Philadelphia Athletics 75 58 0.564 880 6.62 787 5.92 43 35 0.275 0.347 0.377 3.53 509 479 0.920 n/a
Cincinnati Red Stockings 76 63 0.547 897 6.45 769 5.53 52 35 0.270 0.332 0.382 3.50 475 562 0.926 n/a
Baltimore Orioles 70 65 0.519 791 5.86 795 5.89 20 27 0.254 0.314 0.328 3.56 424 540 0.907 n/a
Columbus Solons 60 78 0.435 779 5.64 924 6.70 36 33 0.259 0.330 0.356 4.39 551 610 0.916 n/a
Kansas City Cowboys 55 82 0.401 852 6.22 1031 7.53 18 51 0.254 0.314 0.328 4.36 457 447 0.899 n/a
Louisville Colonels 27 111 0.196 632 4.58 1091 7.91 22 43 0.252 0.297 0.330 4.81 475 451 0.906 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
New York Giants 83 43 0.659 935 7.42 708 5.62 52 38 0.282 0.356 0.393 3.47 523 558 0.920 n/a
Boston Beaneaters 83 45 0.648 826 6.45 626 4.89 42 41 0.270 0.338 0.363 3.36 413 497 0.926 n/a
Chicago White Stockings 67 65 0.508 867 6.57 814 6.17 79 71 0.263 0.334 0.377 3.73 408 434 0.923 n/a
Philadelphia Quakers 63 64 0.496 742 5.84 748 5.89 44 33 0.266 0.323 0.362 4.00 428 443 0.915 n/a
Pittsburg Alleghenys 61 71 0.462 726 5.50 801 6.07 42 42 0.253 0.314 0.351 4.51 374 345 0.931 n/a
Cleveland Spiders 61 72 0.459 656 4.93 720 5.41 25 36 0.250 0.313 0.319 3.66 519 435 0.936 n/a
Indianapolis Hoosiers 59 75 0.440 819 6.11 894 6.67 62 73 0.278 0.330 0.377 4.85 420 408 0.926 n/a
Washington Nationals 41 83 0.331 632 5.10 892 7.19 25 37 0.251 0.323 0.329 4.68 527 388 0.904 n/a