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1873 In Baseball

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1873 In Baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1873 throughout the world.


  • Champions 1
  • National Association final standings 2
  • Statistical leaders 3
  • Notable seasons 4
  • Events 5
    • January–March 5.1
    • April–June 5.2
    • July–September 5.3
    • October–December 5.4
  • Births 6
  • Deaths 7
  • External links 8
  • References 9


National Association final standings

National Association
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Boston Red Stockings 43 16 .729
2nd Philadelphia White Stockings 36 17 .679 4.0
3rd Baltimore Canaries 33 22 .600 8
4th Philadelphia Athletics 28 23 .549 11.0
5th New York Mutuals 29 24 .547 11.0
6th Brooklyn Atlantics 17 37 .315 23.5
7th Washington Blue Legs 8 31 .205 25.0
8th Elizabeth Resolutes 2 21 .087 23.0
9th Baltimore Marylands 0 5 .000 16

Statistical leaders

National Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Ross Barnes BOS .425
HR Lip Pike BAL 4
RBI Deacon White BOS 66
Wins Albert Spalding BOS 41
ERA Cherokee Fisher ATH 1.81
Strikeouts Bobby Mathews NYU 75

Notable seasons



  • March 3 – For the first time, the NA adopts a standardized ball to be used in all league games.






External links

  • 1873 season at
  • Charlton's Baseball Chronology at


  • Levine, Peter (1985). A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-503552-6
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