Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tracking the 1885 NL Standings

Diagram of the Progress Made from Week to Week by the Clubs Competing for the Supremacy.

That's what the headline read on October 13, 1885.  140 years ago today.  There wasn't much drama after the sixth week for the top two clubs of the 1885 National League, but it was an interesting August and September for the bottom half.

I don't remember seeing a diagram like this for a league this early in baseball's history. 

New York Herald - October 13, 1885
images from GenealogyBank.com

The Chicago club, the White Stockings, went on to play the St. Louis Brown in a post season series where they ended in a tie (3-3-1).