YEAR IN REVIEW : 1880 National League

Off the field...

The game known as BINGO was introduced abroad and quickly became one of the most popular forms of entertainment. To play BINGO, which is a form of lottery, each player purchased one or more cards divided into numbered and blank squares. Randomly chosen numbers (usually up to seventy-five or ninety) were called out by a "banker." The first player to achieve a card (or a line) in which all of the numbers have been called shouted "bingo" and collected all the proceeds from the purchased cards. Today, online BINGO has become a very popular legal form of gambling.

In the National League...

Charley Jones of the Boston Red Caps became the first player ever to hit two home runs in a single game.

On June 12 th , John Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs pitched the first perfect game in Major League history defeating the visiting Cleveland Blues 1-0. It was also the first no-hitter to be tossed by a left-hander.

In October, the National League outlawed Sunday baseball and also banned the sale of beer at all games. Cincinnati reused to comply and was expelled from the league by National League president William Hulbert.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The qualities of mind and body necessary to constitute a good modern pitcher are rarely combined in a single individual." - John Ward

1880 National League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Troy
24
Chicago
.360
Cleveland
27
Chicago
126
Boston
6
Worcester
Chicago
.399
Chicago
74
Chicago
91
Chicago
.463
Chicago
175
Worcester
14

1880 National League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Cleveland
72
Troy
0.86
Cleveland
74
Worcester
Worcester
3
Providence
8
Chicago
268
Chicago
.875
Cleveland
45

1880 National League

Team Standings

Chicago White Stockings 67 17 .798 0
Providence Grays 52 32 .619 15
Cleveland Blues 47 37 .560 20
Troy Trojans 41 42 .494 25½
Worcester Ruby Legs 40 43 .482 26½
Boston Red Caps 40 44 .476 27
Buffalo Bisons 24 58 .293 42
Cincinnati Reds 21 59 .263 44

1880 National League Team Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Troy
120
Chicago
.279
Chicago
164
Chicago
876
Boston
20
Chicago
.303
Chicago
538
Chicago
.360
Cleveland
52
Worcester

1880 National League Team Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Cleveland
83
Providence
1.64
Fewest Hits Allowed
Chicago
622
Fewest Home Runs Allowed
Boston
2
Fewest Walks Allowed
Providence
51
Worcester
5
Providence
13
Chicago
367
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On May 20, 1880, Cap Anson alternated Larry Corcoran and Fred Goldsmith which "created" the first known / well-recorded pitching rotation.

On June 10, 1880, Charlie Jones of Boston hit two home runs during one inning. That was the first time it had happened in Major League history and a record that has still only been tied.

On June 12, 1880, John Richmond pitched the first perfect game in history. Five days later, Monte Ward would pitch the second perfect game in history. However, the next National League perfect game would not occur until June 21, 1964 — nearly eighty-five years later.

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