The following are the baseball events of the year 1885 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1885 in sports

  • American football
  • Aquatic sports
  • Association football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Combat sports
    • Sumo
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrianism
  • Esports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice sports
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Motorsport
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Rugby league‎
  • Rugby union
  • Snooker
    • 1884–85
    • 1885–86
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Champions

Major League Baseball

World Series

Main article: 1885 World Series

Post-season playoff: the Chicago White Stockings played the St. Louis Browns, which ended with both teams going 3–3–1 in a best-of-seven series. Game 1 finished in a tie called after eight inning due to darkness; Game 2 was awarded to Chicago by forfeit after six innings because St. Louis refused to continue after disputing an umpiring decision. Both teams dispute series and claim championship.

Minor League Baseball

College baseball

Major league baseball final standings

National League final standings

1885 Chicago White Stockings
1885 Chicago White Stockings
National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 87 25 0.777 42–14 45–11
New York Giants 85 27 0.759 2 51–10 34–17
Philadelphia Quakers 56 54 0.509 30 29–26 27–28
Providence Grays 53 57 0.482 33 31–20 22–37
Boston Beaneaters 46 66 0.411 41 24–34 22–32
Detroit Wolverines 41 67 0.380 44 29–23 12–44
Buffalo Bisons 38 74 0.339 49 19–34 19–40
St. Louis Maroons 36 72 0.333 49 23–33 13–39

American Association final standings

1885 St. Louis Browns
1885 St. Louis Browns
American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Browns 79 33 0.705 44–11 35–22
Cincinnati Red Stockings 63 49 0.562 16 35–21 28–28
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 56 55 0.505 22½ 37–19 19–36
Philadelphia Athletics 55 57 0.491 24 33–23 22–34
Brooklyn Grays 53 59 0.473 26 35–22 18–37
Louisville Colonels 53 59 0.473 26 37–19 16–40
New York Metropolitans 44 64 0.407 33 28–24 16–40
Baltimore Orioles 41 68 0.376 36½ 29–26 12–42

Statistical leaders

National League statistical leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Roger Connor NYG .371
HR Abner Dalrymple CHI 11
RBI Cap Anson CHI 108
Wins John Clarkson CHI 53
ERA Tim Keefe NYG 1.57
Strikeouts John Clarkson CHI 308

American Association statistical leaders

American Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Pete Browning LOU .362
HR Harry Stovey PHA 13
RBI Frank Fennelly CIN 89
Wins Bob Caruthers LOU 40
ERA Bob Caruthers LOU 2.07
Strikeouts Ed Morris PIT 298

Notable seasons

Roger Connor
Roger Connor

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "Roger Connor Stats". baseball.reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "1885 National League Batting Leaders". baseball.reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Dan Brouthers Stats". baseball.reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "John Clarkson Stats". baseball.reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "1885 National League Pitching Leaders". baseball.reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.

Sources