The following are the baseball events of the year 1881 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball

Champions

Inter-league playoff: New York Mets (ECA) def. Chicago (NL), 2 games to 1.

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 56 28 0.667 32–10 24–18
Providence Grays 47 37 0.560 9 23–20 24–17
Buffalo Bisons 45 38 0.542 10½ 25–16 20–22
Detroit Wolverines 41 43 0.488 15 23–19 18–24
Troy Trojans 39 45 0.464 17 24–18 15–27
Boston Red Caps 38 45 0.458 17½ 19–22 19–23
Cleveland Blues 36 48 0.429 20 20–22 16–26
Worcester Worcesters 32 50 0.390 23 19–22 13–28

Statistical leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Cap Anson CHI .399
HR Dan Brouthers BUF 8
RBI Cap Anson CHI 82
Wins Larry Corcoran CHI 31 Jim Whitney BOS 31
ERA Stump Weidman DET 1.80
Strikeouts George Derby DET 212

Notable seasons

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Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births

January–April

May–August

September–December

Deaths