YEAR IN REVIEW : 1882 National League

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

"Little wonder that he (Old Hoss Radbourn) is considered the premier pitcher of the 19th century." - National Baseball Hall of Fame

1882 National League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Chicago
29
Buffalo
.368
Chicago
37
Buffalo
129
Detroit
7
Buffalo
.403
Chicago
83
Chicago
99
Buffalo
.547
Buffalo
192
Troy
18

1882 National League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Cleveland
65
Chicago
1.95
Cleveland
68
Providence
1
Providence
6
Providence
201
Chicago
.692
Cleveland
36

1882 National League

Team Standings

Chicago White Stockings 55 29 .655 0
Providence Grays 52 32 .619 3
Buffalo Bisons 45 39 .536 10
Boston Red Caps 45 39 .536 10
Cleveland Blues 42 40 .512 12
Detroit Wolverines 42 41 .506 12½
Troy Trojans 35 48 .422 19½
Worcester Ruby Legs 18 66 .214 37

1882 National League Team Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Chicago
142
Chicago
.277
Chicago
209
Chicago
892
Cleveland
20
Chicago
.307
Chicago
604
Chicago
.389
Troy
59

1882 National League Team Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Chicago
83
Chicago
2.22
Fewest Hits Allowed
Chicago
667
Fewest Home Runs Allowed
Boston
10
Fewest Walks Allowed
Boston
77
Providence
1
Providence
10
Detroit
354
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On August 17, 1882, ace pitcher Old Hoss Radbourn hit a home run during the eighteenth inning to end a marathon shutout.

Did you know that on September 20, 1882, Larry Corcoran pitched his second career no hitter ?

On September 25, 1882, the Brown Stockings charged fans one admission price yet allowed them to view both ends of a doubleheader - prior to this game, fans were charged two seperate admissions.

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