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1871 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1871 throughout the world.

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National Association final standings

National Association
Rank Club Wins Losses Win % Runs for runs against   GB
1st Philadelphia Athletics 22 7 .759 376 266
2nd Chicago White Stockings 20 9 .690 302 241 2.0
3rd Boston Red Stockings 22 10 .688 401 303 1.5
4th Washington Olympics 16 15 .516 310 303 7.0
5th Troy Haymakers 15 15 .500 7.5
6th New York Mutuals 17 18 .486 302 313 8
7th Cleveland Forest City 10 19 .345 249 341 12
8th Ft. Wayne Kekiongas 7 21 .250 137 243 14.5
9th Rockford Forest City 6 21 .222 231 287 15

The tenth founding member, the National club of Washington, did not enter a team for the championship until 1872.

Statistical leaders

National Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Levi Meyerle ATH .492
HR Levi Meyerle ATH 4 Lip Pike TRO 4 Fred Treacey CHI 4
RBI Rynie Wolters NYU 44
Slug% Levi Meyerle ATH .700
Wins Albert Spalding BOS 19
ERA George Zettlein CHI 1.62
OBA Rynie Wolters NYU .263
Strikeouts Al Pratt CLE 34

Notable seasons

  • Ross Barnes of the Boston Red Stockings concludes in the top 5 in 11 different offensive categories. He leads the NA in runs scored, total bases and times on base. He is second in on-base percentage, doubles, triples and walks. He finishes third in batting average (.401) and hits. He places 4th in slugging percentage and 5th in runs batted in.
  • Rynie Wolters of the New York Mutuals leads the league in games started, complete games, and innings pitched and ties for the league lead with 1 shutout. He also leads the NA with 44 RBI while batting .370.




  • May 4 – In the very first major league game ever played, the National Association begins play at Hamilton Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with Forest City of Cleveland visiting the Kekiongas of Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne wins 2–0 behind the pitching of Bobby Mathews, the lowest scoring game of the season. Deacon White gets the first hit, while Joe McDermott, who will only have 11 hits and four runs batted in his career, drives in the first run in professional baseball history with a single in the second inning, scoring Bill Lennon. In the seventh inning, Lennon also became the first catcher in major league history to throw a runner out trying to steal second. Ironically, neither McDermott, Lennon, nor even the Kekiongas would finish the season.
  • May 6 – Future Hall of Famer Cap Anson makes his professional debut with the Rockford Forest Citys.
  • May 8 – Ezra Sutton of the Cleveland Forest Citys hits the first home run in professional baseball history in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Stockings. For good measure, Sutton adds a second home run in the seventh inning, but Cleveland falls to the White Stockings, 14–12.
  • May 9 – Esteban Enrique Bellán becomes he first Hispanic player in Major League Baseball history. The 21-year-old Cuban infielder will play as Steve Bellan for the Troy Haymakers of the National Association.
  • May 20 – In Boston, Mort Rogers introduces a scorecard with a picture of Harry Wright on the front. Each Red Stockings home game would feature a different player so that spectators could collect them and have a full set of Boston's players by season's end. This marketing strategy would be used throughout the 19th century and would ultimately evolve into Tobacco cards and, eventually, Baseball cards.
  • May 25 – Lip Pike of the Troy Haymakers collects six hits in a 25–10 victory over the New York Mutuals.
  • June 1 - Opening their National Association season, The Mutuals beat the Forest City club of Rockford, Illinois 7-3 before 2,000 at Union Grounds in Brooklyn.
  • June 19 – The Fort Wayne Kekiongas, leading the Troy Haymakers 6–3 after six innings at Troy, refuse to allow another ball to be used after the game ball becomes ripped because of the reputation of the Haymakers using illegal balls in the past. The umpire (Isaac Leroy or Ed Tighe depending on the source), after five full minutes of ordering Fort Wayne back on the field, calls the game a 9–0 forfeit in favor of the Haymakers.
  • June 28 – In an era of high scoring games being the norm, the Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Troy Haymakers by the amazing score of 49–33. Both pitchers go the distance in the four-hour slugfest in which both teams score in each inning, to set the highest-scoring contest in National Association. The 42 hits made by the Athletics, including a 7-for-7 day by John Radcliff and 6-for-8 performances by Al Reach and Levi Meyerle, is also a league record.






External links


  • Wright, Marshall (2000). The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857–1870. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-0779-4 (Postlude, p328-29)
  • Ryczek, William J. (1992). Blackguards and Red Stockings; A History of Baseball's National Association 1871–1875. Wallingford, Connecticut: Colebrook Press ISBN 0-9673718-0-5
  • Orem, Preston D. (1961). Baseball (1845–1881) From the Newspaper Accounts. Altadena, California: Self-published.
  • Charlton, James (1991). The Baseball Chronology. New York: Macmillan ISBN 0-02-523971-6
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