The Sports Almanac

Major League Baseball
Historical Standings
1876-1899

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1876
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Chicago White Stockings
52
14
.788
--
St. Louis Brown Stockings
45
19
.703
6
Hartford Dark Blues
47
21
.691
6
Boston Red Caps
39
31
.557
15
Louisville Grays
30
36
.455
22
New York Mutuals
21
35
.375
26
Philadelphia Athletics
14
45
.237
34.5
Cincinnati Reds
9
56
.138
42.5
1877
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Red Caps
42
18
.700
--
Louisville Grays
35
25
.583
7
Brooklyn Hartfords
31
27
.534
10
St. Louis Brown Stockings
28
32
.467
14
Chicago White Stockings
26
33
.441
15.5
Cincinnati Reds
15
42
.263
25.5
1878
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Red Caps
41
19
.683
--
Cincinnati Reds
37
23
.617
4
Providence Grays
33
27
.550
8
Chicago White Stockings
30
30
.500
11
Indianapolis Blues
24
36
.400
17
Milwaukee Grays
15
45
.250
26
1879
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Providence Grays
59
25
.702
--
Boston Red Caps
54
30
.643
5
Buffalo Bisons
46
32
.590
10
Chicago White Stockings
46
33
.582
10.5
Cincinnati Reds
43
37
.537
14
Cleveland Blues
27
55
.329
31
Syracuse Stars
22
48
.314
30
Troy Trojans
19
56
.253
35.5
1880
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Chicago White Stockings
67
17
.798
--
Providence Grays
52
32
.619
15
Cleveland Blues
47
37
.560
20
Troy Trojans
41
42
.494
25.5
Worcester Ruby Legs
40
43
.482
26.5
Boston Red Caps
40
44
.476
27
Buffalo Bisons
24
58
.293
42
Cincinnati Reds
21
59
.263
44
1881
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Chicago White Stockings
56
28
.667
--
Providence Grays
47
37
.560
9
Buffalo Bisons
45
38
.542
10.5
Detroit Wolverines
41
43
.488
15
Troy Trojans
39
45
.464
17
Boston Red Caps
38
45
.458
17.5
Cleveland Blues
36
48
.429
20
Worcester Ruby Legs
32
50
.390
23
1882
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Chicago White Stockings
55
29
.655
--
Providence Grays
52
32
.619
3
Boston Red Caps
45
39
.536
10
Buffalo Bisons
45
39
.536
10
Cleveland Blues
42
40
.512
12
Detroit Wolverines
42
41
.506
12.5
Troy Trojans
45
38
.422
19.5
Worcester Ruby Legs
18
66
.214
37
1882
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Cincinnati Red Stockings
55
25
.688
--
Philadelphia Athletics
41
34
.547
11.5
Louiville Eclipse
42
38
.525
13
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
39
39
.500
15
St. Louis Brown Stockings
37
43
.463
18
Baltimore Orioles
19
54
.260
32.5
1883
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Beaneaters
63
45
.643
--
Chicago White Stockings
59
39
.602
4
Providence Grays
58
40
.592
5
Cleveland Blues
55
42
.567
7.5
Buffalo Bisons
52
45
.536
10.5
New York Gothams
46
50
.479
16
Detroit Wolverines
40
58
.408
23
Philadelphia Quakers
17
81
.173
46
1883
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Philadelphia Athletics
66
32
.673
--
St. Louis Browns
65
33
.663
1
Cincinnati Red Stockings
61
37
.622
5
New York Metropolitans
54
42
.563
11
Louisville Eclipse
52
45
.536
13.5
Columbus Colts
32
65
.330
33.5
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
31
67
.316
35
Baltimore Orioles
28
68
.292
37
1884
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Providence Grays
84
28
.750
--
Boston Beaneaters
73
38
.658
10.5
Buffalo Bison
64
47
.577
19.5
Chicago White Stockings
62
50
.554
22
New York Giants
62
50
.554
22
Philadelphia Quakers
39
73
.348
45
Cleveland Spiders
35
77
.313
49
Detroit Wolverines
28
84
.250
56
1884
UNION ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
St. Louis Maroons
94
19
.832
--
Milwaukee Brewers
8
4
.667
35.5
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds
69
36
.657
21
Baltimore Monumentals
58
47
.552
32
Boston Reds
58
51
.532
34
Chicago Browns/Pittsburgh Stogies
41
50
.451
42
Washington Nationals
47
65
.420
46.5
Philadelphia Keystones
21
46
.313
50
St. Paul Saints
2
6
.250
39.5
Altoona Mountain City
6
19
.240
44
Kansas City Cowboys
16
63
.203
61
Wilmington Quicksteps
2
16
.111
44.5
--Kansas City Replaced Altoona, Wilmington Replaced Philadelphia, Milwaukee Replaced Wilmington, St. Paul Replaced Pittsburgh
1884
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
New York Metropolitans
75
32
.701
--
Columbus Colts
69
39
.639
6.5
Louisville Colonels
68
40
.630
7.5
St. Louis Browns
67
40
.626
8
Cincinnati Red Stockings
68
41
.624
8
Baltimore Orioles
63
43
.594
11.5
Philadelphia Athletics
61
46
.570
14
Toledo Blue Stockings
46
58
.442
27.5
Richmond Virginias
12
30
.286
30.5
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
40
64
.385
33.5
Washington Nationals
12
51
.190
41
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
30
78
.278
45.5
Indianapolis Blues
29
78
.271
46
1885
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Chicago White Stockings
87
25
.777
--
New York Giants
85
27
.759
2
Philadelphia Quakers
56
54
.509
30
Providence Grays
53
57
.482
33
Boston Beaneaters
46
66
.411
41
Detroit Wolverines
41
67
.380
44
Buffalo Bison
38
74
.339
49
St. Louis Maroons
36
72
.333
49
1885
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
St. Louis Browns
79
33
.705
--
Cincinnati Red Stockings
63
49
.563
16
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
56
55
.505
22.5
Philadelphia Athletics
55
57
.491
24
Louisville Colonels
53
59
.473
26
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
53
59
.473
26
New York Metropolitans
44
64
.407
33
Baltimore Orioles
41
68
.376
36.5
1886
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Chicago White Stockings
90
34
.726
--
Detroit Wolverines
87
36
.707
2.5
New York Giants
75
44
.630
12.5
Philadelphia Quakers
71
43
.623
14
Boston Beaneaters
56
61
.479
30.5
St. Louis Maroons
43
79
.352
46
Kansas City Cowboys
30
91
.248
58.5
Washington Statesman
28
92
.233
60
1886
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
St. Louis Browns
93
46
.669
--
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
80
57
.584
12
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
76
61
.555
16
Louisville Colonels
66
70
.485
25.5
Cincinnati Red Stockings
65
73
.471
27.5
Philadelphia Athletics
63
72
.467
28
New York Metropolitans
53
82
.393
38
Baltimore Orioles
48
83
.366
41
1887
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Detroit Wolverines
79
45
.637
--
Philadelphia Quakers
75
48
.610
3.5
Chicago White Stockings
71
50
.587
6.5
New York Giants
68
55
.553
10.5
Boston Beaneaters
61
60
.504
16.5
Pittsburgh Alleghenies
55
69
.444
24
Washington Statesman
46
76
.377
32
Indianapolis Hoosiers
37
89
.294
43
1887
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
St. Louis Browns
95
40
.704
--
Cincinnati Red Stockings
81
54
.600
14
Baltimore Orioles
77
58
.570
18
Louisville Colonels
76
60
.559
19.5
Philadelphia Athletics
64
69
.481
30
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
60
74
.448
34.5
New York Metropolitans
44
89
.331
50
Cleveland Blues
39
92
.298
54
1888
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
New York Giants
84
47
.641
--
Chicago White Stockings
77
58
.570
9
Philadelphia Quakers
69
61
.531
14.5
Boston Beaneaters
70
64
.522
15.5
Detroit Wolverines
68
63
.519
16
Pittsburgh Alleghenies
66
68
.493
19.5
Indianapolis Hoosiers
50
85
.370
36
Washington Senators
48
86
.358
37.5
1888
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
St. Louis Browns
92
43
.681
--
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers
88
52
.629
6.5
Philadelphia Athletics
81
52
.609
10
Cincinnati Red Stockings
80
54
.597
11.5
Baltimore Orioles
57
80
.416
36
Cleveland Blues
50
82
.379
40.5
Louisville Colonels
48
57
.356
44
Kansas City Blues
43
89
.326
47.5
1889
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
New York Giants
83
43
.659
--
Boston Beaneaters
83
45
.648
1
Chicago White Stockings
67
65
.508
19
Philadelphia Quakers
63
64
.496
20.5
Pittsburgh Alleghenies
61
71
.462
25
Cleveland Spiders
61
72
.459
25.5
Indianapolis Hoosiers
59
75
.440
28
Washington Senators
41
83
.331
41
1889
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
93
44
.679
--
St. Louis Browns
90
45
.667
2
Philadelphia Athletics
75
58
.564
16
Cincinnati Red Stockings
76
63
.547
18
Baltimore Orioles
70
65
.519
22
Columbus Colts
60
78
.435
33.5
Kansas City Blues
55
82
.401
38
Louisville Colonels
27
111
.196
66.5
1890
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
86
43
.667
--
Chicago White Stockings
84
53
.613
6
Philadelphia Phillies
78
54
.591
9.5
Cincinnati Reds
77
55
.583
10.5
Boston Beaneaters
76
57
.571
12
New York Giants
63
68
.481
24
Cleveland Spiders
44
88
.333
43.5
Pittsburgh Innocents
23
113
.169
66.5
1890
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Louisville Colonels
88
44
.667
--
Columbus Colts
79
55
.590
10
St. Louis Browns
78
58
.574
12
Toledo Maumees
68
64
.515
20
Rochester Rochesters
63
63
.500
22
Baltimore Orioles
15
19
.441
24
Syracuse Stars
55
72
.433
30.5
Philadelphia Athletics
54
78
.409
34
Brooklyn Gladiators
26
73
.263
45.5
1890
PLAYERS LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Reds
81
48
.628
--
Brooklyn Ward's Wonders
76
56
.576
6.5
New York Giants
74
57
.565
8
Chicago Pirates
75
62
.547
10
Philadelphia Athletics
68
63
.519
14
Pittsburgh Burghers
60
68
.469
20.5
Cleveland Infants
55
75
.423
26.5
Buffalo Bisons
36
96
.273
46.5
1891
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Beaneaters
87
51
.630
--
Chicago White Stockings
82
53
.607
3.5
New York Giants
71
61
.538
13
Philadelphia Phillies
68
69
.496
18.5
Cleveland Spiders
65
74
.468
22.5
Brooklyn Grooms
61
76
.445
25,5
Cincinnati Reds
56
81
.409
30.5
Pittsburgh Pirates
55
80
.407
30.5
1891
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Red Stockings
93
42
.689
--
St. Louis Browns
86
52
.623
8.5
Baltimore Orioles
71
64
.536
22
Philadelphia Athletics
73
66
.525
22
Milwaukee Brewers
21
15
.583
22.5
Cincinnati Porkers
43
57
.430
32.5
Columbus Colts
61
76
.445
33
Louisville Colonels
55
84
.396
40
Washington Senators
44
91
.326
49
1892
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Beaneaters
102
48
.680
--
Cleveland Spiders
93
56
.624
8.5
Brooklyn Grooms
95
59
.617
9
Philadelphia Phillies
87
66
.569
16.5
Cincinnati Reds
82
68
.547
20
Pittsburgh Pirates
80
73
.523
23.5
Chicago Colts
70
76
.479
30
New York Giants
71
80
.470
31.5
Louisville Colonels
63
89
.414
40
Washington Senators
58
93
.384
44.5
St. Louis Browns
56
94
.373
46
Baltimore Orioles
46
101
.313
54.5
Playoff: Boston Beaneaters over Cleveland Spiders 5 games to 0, one tie
1893
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Beaneaters
86
43
.667
--
Pittsburgh Pirates
81
48
.628
5
Cleveland Spiders
73
55
.570
12.5
Philadelphia Phillies
72
57
.558
14
New York Giants
68
64
.515
19.5
Brooklyn Grooms
65
63
.508
20.5
Cincinnati Reds
65
63
.508
20.5
Baltimore Orioles
60
70
.462
26.5
Chicago Colts
56
71
.441
29
St. Louis Browns
57
75
.432
30.5
Louisville Colonels
50
75
.400
34
Washington Senators
40
89
.310
46
1894
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Baltimore Orioles
89
39
.695
--
New York Giants
88
44
.667
3
Boston Beaneaters
83
49
.629
8
Philadelphia Phillies
71
57
.555
18
Brooklyn Grooms
70
61
.534
20.5
Cleveland Spiders
68
61
.527
21.5
Pittsburgh Pirates
65
65
.500
25
Chicago Colts
57
75
.432
34
St. Louis Browns
56
76
.424
35
Cincinnati Reds
55
75
.423
35
Washington Senators
45
87
.341
46
Louisville Colonels
36
94
.277
54
1895
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Baltimore Orioles
87
43
.669
--
Cleveland Spiders
84
46
.646
3
Philadelpihia Phillies
78
53
.595
9.5
Chicago Colts
72
58
.554
15
Brooklyn Grooms
71
60
.542
16.5
Boston Beaneaters
71
60
.542
16.5
Pittsburgh Pirates
71
61
.538
17
Cincinnati Reds
66
64
.508
21
New York Giants
66
65
.504
21.5
Washington Senators
43
85
.336
43
St. Louis Browns
39
92
.298
48.5
Louisville Colonels
35
96
.267
52.5
1896
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Baltimore Orioles
90
39
.698
--
Cleveland Spiders
80
48
.625
9.5
Cincinnati Reds
77
50
.606
12
Boston Beaneaters
74
57
.565
17
Chicago Colts
71
57
.555
18.5
Pittsburgh Pirates
66
63
.512
24
New York Giants
64
67
.489
27
Philadelphia Phillies
62
68
.477
28.5
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
58
73
.443
33
Washington Senators
58
73
.443
33
St. Louis Browns
40
90
.308
50.5
1897
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Beaneaters
93
39
.705
--
Baltimore Orioles
90
40
.692
2
New York Giants
83
48
.634
9.5
Cincinnati Reds
76
56
.576
17
Cleveland Spiders
69
62
.527
23.5
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
61
71
.462
32
Washington Senators
61
71
.462
32
Pittsburgh Pirates
60
71
.458
32.5
Chicago Colts
59
73
.447
34
Philadelphia Phillies
55
77
.417
38
Louisville Colonels
52
78
.400
40
St. Louis Browns
29
102
.221
63.5
1898
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Boston Beaneates
102
47
.685
--
Baltimore Orioles
96
53
.644
6
Cincinnati Reds
92
60
.605
11.5
Chicago Orphans
85
65
.567
17.5
Cleveland Spiders
81
68
.544
21
Philadelphia Phillies
78
71
.523
24
New York Giants
77
73
.513
25.5
Pittsburgh Pirates
72
76
.486
29.5
Louisville Colonels
70
81
.464
33
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
54
91
.372
46
Washington Senators
51
101
.336
52.5
St. Louis Perfectos
39
111
.260
63.5
1899
TEAM
W
L
PCT.
GB
Brooklyn Superbas
101
47
.682
--
Boston Beaneaters
95
57
.625
8
Philadelphia Phillies
94
58
.618
9
Baltimore Orioles
86
62
.581
15
St. Louis Perfectos
84
67
.556
18.5
Cincinnati Reds
83
67
.553
19
Pittsburgh Pirates
76
73
.510
25.5
Chicago Cubs
75
73
.507
26
Louisville Colonels
75
77
.493
28
New York Giants
60
90
.400
42
Washington Senators
54
98
.355
49
Cleveland Spiders
20
134
.130
84