YEAR IN REVIEW : 1882 American Association

Off the field...

Congress adopted the "Chinese Exclusion Act" which prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers into the United States for ten years. It was the first major restriction on immigration in the U.S. and stated "Whereas, in the opinion of the Government of the United States, the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory."

In the National League...

For the first time, teams in the National League were permitted to wear colored uniforms. Although the league would not mandate what colors were used, they later determined all stocking colors for the following season.

The Chicago White Stockings set a Major League record after scoring a 35-4 win over the Cleveland Blues. Outfielder-turned pitcher Dave Rowe surrendered twenty-nine hits (including ten doubles and seven walks) in his only appearance on the mound.

In the American Association...

Ambidextrous Tony Mullane of the Louisville Eclipse pitched right AND left handed during a July 18 th , 9-8 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

The Cincinnati Red Stockings executed a rare triple play — three times in the season — thanks to pitcher Will White who was on the mound for two of them.

In December, the American Association became the first league to hire full-time umpires.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"(Pete) Browning suffered from mastoiditis, which left him almost completely deaf. Mastoiditis, the bacterial infection of the skull's mastoid bone, is often a complication of acute otitis media, or middle ear infection. - American Academy of Otolaryngology

1882 American Association Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

St. Louis
27
Louisville
.378
Pittsburgh
18
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
120
St. Louis
7
Louisville
.430
Data Not Kept
n/a
n/a
n/a
Pittsburgh
86
Louisville
.510
Pittsburgh
159
Pittsburgh
16

1882 American Association Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Cincinnati
52
Pittsburgh
1.21
Louisville
55
St. Louis
1
n/a
Cincinnati
8
Louisville
170
Cincinnati
.769
Cincinnati
40

1882 American Association

Team Standings

Cincinnati Red Stockings 55 25 .688 0
Philadelphia Athletics 41 34 .547 11½
Louisville Eclipse 42 38 .525 13
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 39 39 .500 15
St. Louis Brown Stockings 37 43 .463 18
Baltimore Orioles 19 54 .260 32½

1882 American Association Team Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Louisville
128
Cincinnati
.264
Louisville
110
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
795
Pittsburgh
18
Louisville
.292
Cincinnati
489
Pittsburgh
.348
Pittsburgh
59

1882 American Association Team Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Cincinnati
77
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
1.65
Fewest Hits Allowed
Cincinnati
609
Fewest Home Runs Allowed
Pittsburgh
4
Fewest Walks Allowed
Pittsburgh
82
St. Louis
1
Cincinnati
11
Pittsburgh
252
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On May 2, 1882, the American Association had its first ever regular season game where the Pittsburgh Alleghenys defeated the Cincinnati Red Stockings 10-9.

Did you know that on July 18, 1882, Tony Mullane was pitching in a game versus the Baltimore Orioles. During the fourth inning he began pitching left-handed to left-handed hitters and switched back to right-handed for right handed hitters!

The Philadelphia Athletics reported a $22,000 profit at seasons end - more than any team in either the American Association or National League. But things were not always perfect during the inaugural season as the Baltimore Orioles once had to wear civilian clothes on September 11, 1882 due to their uniforms being held at a local train station.

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