1882 Major League Baseball Season
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1882 Major League Baseball Season
The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world.
- Chicago (NL) vs. Cincinnati (AA) tie 1 game each
- Chicago (NL) def. New York (LA) 2 games to 1
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National League final standings
American Association final standings
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- 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.
- April 10 - William Hulbert, the man most responsible for the founding of the National League and its sitting president, dies in Chicago. Arthur Soden, owner of the Boston Red Caps, is named as Hulbert's temporary replacement for the 1882 season.
- May 1 - The National League season begins.
- May 2 - The American Association begins play with all 6 teams in action.
- May 2 - Charles Comiskey makes his debut with the St. Louis Brown Stockings.
- May 2 - John Clarkson makes his debut with the Worcester Ruby Legs.
- May 5 - Cap Anson of the Chicago White Stockings is called out for walking back to the base after a foul ball was hit. The rule states the baserunner must run back to the base. The rule will be changed in the off season.
- May 6 - Joe Hornung of the Boston Red Caps becomes the first player to hit 2 triples in one inning.
- May 25 - Charles Foley of the Buffalo Bisons becomes the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle. Foley will also become the first player to hit 2 grand slams in one season in 1882.
- May 27 - Mike Moynahan has his finger amputated at the first joint after breaking it during a game. Moynahan will hit .310 as the everyday shortstop for the Philadelphia Athletics in the American Association in 1883.
- June 1 - The Worcester Ruby Legs lose at home 13-3 in front of 50 people.
- June 5 - In describing the Boston Red Caps 10-2 win over the Detroit Wolverines, the Chicago Tribune states it is the first game in which a team scored 10 runs or more with all of them being earned.
- June 6 - Blondie Purcell of the Buffalo Bisons is fined for cutting the game ball open, which was soggy, rendering it unusable. Purcell did it to force the umpire to put in a new ball so that Bison pitcher Pud Galvin could throw his curve more effectively.
- June 20 - Larry Corcoran, pitcher for the Chicago White Stockings, goes 4-4 at the plate, including the first grand slam in the history of the White Stockings. It is the only home run of Corcoran's career.
- June 22 - The Cincinnati Red Stockings defeat the Pittsburgh Alleghenys on a game-ending triple play in the bottom of the 14th inning.