1882 Major League Baseball season

1882 Major League Baseball season

The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world.  


  • National League: Chicago def. Providence 5 games to 4
  • American Association: Cincinnati Red Stockings
  • League Alliance: New York Metropolitans


  • Chicago (NL) vs. Cincinnati (AA) tie 1 game each
  • Chicago (NL) def. New York (LA) 2 games to 1

Major league baseball final standings

National League final standings

American Association final standings

Statistical leaders

National League statistical leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Dan Brouthers BUF .368
HR George Wood DTN 7
RBI Cap Anson CHC 83
Wins Jim McCormick CLV 36
ERA Larry Corcoran CHC 1.95
Strikeouts Charles Radbourn PRO 201

American Association statistical leaders

American Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Pete Browning LOU .378
HR Oscar Walker STL 7
RBI Hick Carpenter CIN 67
Wins Will White CIN 40
ERA Denny Driscoll PIT 1.21
Strikeouts Tony Mullane LOU 170

Notable seasons



  • January 20 – The state of Kentucky modifies a poorly written law that had banned baseball from being played in the state.
  • February 25 – In an effort to increase attendance, the Providence Grays will require their players and the opposition team to parade through the streets of Providence in full uniform on game days, accompanied by a brass band.
  • March 11 – After losing Dasher Troy and Sam Wise to the National League after signing contracts to play in the American Association, the AA drops its policy honoring the blacklist and expelled list of the National League.







External links

  • 1882 National League season at baseball-reference.com
  • 1882 American Association season at baseball-reference.com
  • Charlton's Baseball Chronology at BaseballLibrary.com
  • Year by Year History at Baseball-Almanac.com
  • Retrosheet.org