1873 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1873 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball

Champions[edit]

National Association final standings[edit]

National Association
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Boston Red Stockings 43 16 .729
2nd Philadelphia White Stockings 36 17 .679 4.0
3rd Baltimore Canaries 33 22 .600 8
4th Philadelphia Athletics 28 23 .549 11.0
5th New York Mutuals 29 24 .547 11.0
6th Brooklyn Atlantics 17 37 .315 23.5
7th Washington Blue Legs 8 31 .205 25.0
8th Elizabeth Resolutes 2 21 .087 23.0
9th Baltimore Marylands 0 5 .000 16

Statistical leaders[edit]

National Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Ross Barnes BOS .425
HR Lip Pike BAL 4
RBI Deacon White BOS 66
Wins Albert Spalding BOS 41
ERA Cherokee Fisher ATH 1.81
Strikeouts Bobby Mathews NYU 75

Notable seasons[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • March 3 – For the first time, the NA adopts a standardized ball to be used in all league games.

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Levine, Peter (1985). A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-503552-6