The following are the baseball events of the year 1879 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball

Champions

Inter-league playoff: Providence Grays (NL) def. Albany Blues (NA), 2 games to 0.

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Providence Grays 59 25 0.702 34–8 25–17
Boston Red Caps 54 30 0.643 5 29–13 25–17
Buffalo Bisons 46 32 0.590 10 23–16 23–16
Chicago White Stockings 46 33 0.582 10½ 29–13 17–20
Cincinnati Reds 43 37 0.537 14 21–16 22–21
Cleveland Blues 27 55 0.329 31 15–27 12–28
Syracuse Stars 22 48 0.314 30 11–22 11–26
Troy Trojans 19 56 0.253 35½ 12–27 7–29

Statistical leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Paul Hines PRO .357
HR Charley Jones BOS 9
RBI Charley Jones BOS 62 Jim O'Rourke BOS 62
Wins John Montgomery Ward PRO 47
ERA Tommy Bond BOS 1.96
Strikeouts John Montgomery Ward PRO 239

Notable seasons

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

Deaths

References

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