The following are the baseball events of the year 1887 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1887 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
    • 1886–87
    • 1887–88
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Champions

Major League Baseball

World Series

Main article: 1887 World Series

Detroit defeated St. Louis, ten games to five.

Minor League Baseball

College baseball

Major league baseball final standings

National League final standings

1887 Detroit Wolverines
1887 Detroit Wolverines
National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Wolverines 79 45 0.637 44–17 35–28
Philadelphia Quakers 75 48 0.610 38–23 37–25
Chicago White Stockings 71 50 0.587 44–18 27–32
New York Giants 68 55 0.553 10½ 36–26 32–29
Boston Beaneaters 61 60 0.504 16½ 38–22 23–38
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 55 69 0.444 24 31–33 24–36
Washington Nationals 46 76 0.377 32 26–33 20–43
Indianapolis Hoosiers 37 89 0.294 43 24–39 13–50

American Association final standings

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Browns 95 40 0.704 58–15 37–25
Cincinnati Red Stockings 81 54 0.600 14 46–27 35–27
Baltimore Orioles 77 58 0.570 18 42–21 35–37
Louisville Colonels 76 60 0.559 19½ 45–23 31–37
Philadelphia Athletics 64 69 0.481 30 41–28 23–41
Brooklyn Grays 60 74 0.448 34½ 36–37 24–37
New York Metropolitans 44 89 0.331 50 26–33 18–56
Cleveland Blues 39 92 0.298 54 22–36 17–56

Statistical leaders

See also: 1887 Major League Baseball season § League leaders

National League statistical leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Sam Thompson DET .372
HR Billy O'Brien WSH 19
RBI Sam Thompson DET 166
Wins John Clarkson CHI 42
ERA Dan Casey PHQ 2.86
Strikeouts John Clarkson CHI 237

American Association statistical leaders

American Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Tip O'Neill SLB .435
HR Tip O'Neill SLB 14
RBI Tip O'Neill SLB 123
Wins Matt Kilroy BAL 46
ERA Mike Smith CIN 2.94
Strikeouts Toad Ramsey LOU 355

Notable seasons

Tip O'Neill
Tip O'Neill

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

January–April

May–August

September–December

 * Some sources show 1884

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "Tip O'Neill Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  2. ^ "1887 American Association Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Matt Kilroy Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "1887 American Association Pitching Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2021.

Sources