1890 Season News

April 17 - The Players League is officially launched even though the structure has been in place for several months. Due to player contract wording, the PL's legal representation thought is best to wait until 1890 to officially form. The Players League had also decided to wait until several lawsuits and injunctions were decided.

April 19 - Amid much hoopla, the National League and the Players League both open their seasons with directly conflicting games. Both leagues will inflate attendance figures all season in an effort to influence public opinion.

May 1 - George Pinkney of the Brooklyn Bridegrooms has his consecutive games streak stopped at 577 after being spiked in a game. Pinkney's game streak would stand until 1920 when it was broken by Everett Scott but Pinkney's consecutive innings streak, however, would last until it was broken by Cal Ripken, Jr. nearly 100 years later.
1890 American Association
Team Record PCT
Louisville Colonels 88-44 .667
Columbus Solons 79-55 .590
St. Louis Browns 78-58 .574
Toledo Maumees 68-64 .515
Rochester Broncos 63-63 .500
Baltimore Orioles 15-19 .441
Syracuse Stars 55-72 .433
Philadelphia Athletics 54-78 .409
Brooklyn Gladiators 26-73 .263
1890 National League
Team Record PCT
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 86-43 .667
Chicago Colts 83-53 .610
Philadelphia Phillies 78-53 .595
Cincinnati Reds 77-55 .583
Boston Beaneaters 76-57 .571
New York Giants 63-68 .481
Cleveland Spiders 44-88 .333
Pittsburg Alleghenys 23-113 .169
1890 Players League
Team Record PCT
Boston Reds 81-48 .628
Brooklyn Ward's Wonders 76-56 .576
New York Giants 74-57 .565
Chicago Pirates 75-62 .547
Philadelphia Athletics 68-63 .519
Pittsburgh Burghers 60-68 .469
Cleveland Infants 55-75 .423
Buffalo Bisons 36-96 .273
American Association Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Louisville Colonels 88 44 0.667 819 6.20 588 4.45 15 18 0.279 0.337 0.350 2.57 293 587 0.933 n/a
Columbus Solons 79 55 0.590 831 6.20 617 4.60 16 20 0.258 0.335 0.335 2.99 471 624 0.932 n/a
St. Louis Browns 78 58 0.574 870 6.40 736 5.41 48 38 0.273 0.338 0.370 3.67 447 733 0.916 n/a
Toledo Maumees 68 64 0.515 739 5.60 689 5.22 24 23 0.252 0.324 0.348 3.56 429 533 0.925 n/a
Rochester Broncos 63 63 0.500 709 5.63 711 5.64 31 19 0.239 0.307 0.316 3.56 530 477 0.926 n/a
Baltimore Orioles 15 19 0.441 182 5.35 192 5.65 2 3 0.229 0.301 0.289 4.00 123 134 0.928 n/a
Syracuse Stars 55 72 0.433 698 5.50 831 6.54 14 28 0.259 0.328 0.329 4.98 518 454 0.925 n/a
Philadelphia Athletics 54 78 0.409 702 5.32 945 7.16 24 17 0.235 0.309 0.314 5.22 514 461 0.918 n/a
Brooklyn Gladiators 26 73 0.263 492 4.97 733 7.40 13 21 0.221 0.288 0.293 4.71 421 230 0.910 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
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 86 43 0.667 884 6.85 620 4.81 43 27 0.264 0.341 0.369 3.06 401 403 0.940 n/a
Chicago Colts 83 53 0.610 847 6.23 692 5.09 67 41 0.260 0.330 0.355 3.24 481 504 0.939 n/a
Philadelphia Phillies 78 53 0.595 823 6.28 707 5.40 23 22 0.269 0.342 0.364 3.32 486 507 0.929 n/a
Cincinnati Reds 77 55 0.583 753 5.70 633 4.80 27 41 0.259 0.322 0.361 2.79 407 488 0.933 n/a
Boston Beaneaters 76 57 0.571 763 5.74 593 4.46 31 27 0.258 0.333 0.341 2.93 354 506 0.935 n/a
New York Giants 63 68 0.481 713 5.44 698 5.33 25 14 0.259 0.309 0.354 3.06 607 612 0.922 n/a
Cleveland Spiders 44 88 0.333 630 4.77 832 6.30 21 33 0.232 0.306 0.299 4.13 462 306 0.929 n/a
Pittsburg Alleghenys 23 113 0.169 597 4.39 1235 9.08 20 52 0.230 0.291 0.294 5.97 573 381 0.896 n/a
Players League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Boston Reds 81 48 0.628 992 7.69 767 5.95 54 49 0.282 0.371 0.398 3.79 467 345 0.918 n/a
Brooklyn Ward's Wonders 76 56 0.576 964 7.30 893 6.77 34 26 0.277 0.344 0.374 3.95 570 377 0.909 n/a
New York Giants 74 57 0.565 1018 7.77 875 6.68 66 37 0.284 0.348 0.405 4.17 569 449 0.921 n/a
Chicago Pirates 75 62 0.547 886 6.47 770 5.62 31 27 0.264 0.330 0.361 3.39 503 460 0.918 n/a
Philadelphia Athletics 68 63 0.519 941 7.18 855 6.53 49 33 0.278 0.337 0.393 4.05 495 361 0.910 n/a
Pittsburgh Burghers 60 68 0.469 835 6.52 892 6.97 35 32 0.260 0.342 0.369 4.22 334 318 0.907 n/a
Cleveland Infants 55 75 0.423 849 6.53 1027 7.90 27 45 0.286 0.354 0.386 4.23 571 325 0.907 n/a
Buffalo Bisons 36 96 0.273 793 6.01 1199 9.08 20 67 0.260 0.335 0.337 6.11 673 351 0.914 n/a