The following are the baseball events of the year 1872 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1872 in sports

  • American football
  • Aquatic sports
  • Association football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Combat sports
    • Sumo
  • Cricket
    • 1871–72
    • 1872
    • 1872–73
  • Cycling
  • Equestrianism
  • Esports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice sports
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Motorsport
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Rugby league‎
  • Rugby union
  • Snooker
    • 1871–72
    • 1872–73
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Champions

National Association final standings

National Association
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Boston 39 8 .830
2nd Athletic (Philadelphia) 30 14 .682 7.5
3rd Lord Baltimore 34 19 .642 8
4th Mutual (New York) 34 20 .630 8.5
5th Union (Troy) 15 10 .600 13.0
6th Forest City (Cleveland) 6 15 .286 20
7th Atlantic (Brooklyn) 8 27 .229 25.0
8th Olympic (Washington) 2 7 .222 18.0
9th Mansfield (Middletown) 5 19 .208 22.5
10th Eckford (Brooklyn) 3 26 .103 27.0
11th National (Washington) 0 11 .000 21.0

Statistical leaders

Ross Barnes in 1872
Ross Barnes in 1872
National Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Ross Barnes BOS .430
HR Lip Pike BAL 7
RBI Lip Pike BAL 60
Wins Al Spalding BOS 38
ERA Al Spalding BOS 1.85
Strikeouts Bobby Mathews BAL 57

Notable seasons

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

Deaths

Abbreviations
Date Individual's death date
Name Individual's name
Age Age at death
Cause Cause of death
Cemetery Place individual is interred
City/State City and state of burial
Seasons Seasons in which individual appeared
Teams Teams the individual played for or managed
Date Name Age Cause Cemetery City/State Seasons Teams Ref
March 17 Elmer White 21 Unknown Elmwood Cemetery Caton, New York 1871 Cleveland Forest Citys [5]
September 1 Al Thake 22 Drowning Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn, New York 1872 Brooklyn Atlantics [6][7]

References

General

Specific

  1. ^ "1872 National Association Pitching Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "Al Spalding Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "1872 National Association Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "Ross Barnes Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "Elmer Smith". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
  6. ^ "Al Thake". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
  7. ^ "The Obit For Bub McAtee". The New York Times. thedeadballera.com. September 2, 1872. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2011.