1889 in baseball

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Major league baseball final standings

National League final standings

American Association final standings

Statistical leaders

National League statistical leaders

American Association statistical leaders

Notable seasons



  • January 22 - The Indianapolis Hoosiers, $30,000 in debt, surrender control of the franchise to the National League in the hopes of finding new ownership.
  • February 2 - John T. Brush heads up a group that assumes ownership of the Indianapolis Hoosiers.
  • February 8 - Demolition crews begin the dismantling of the Polo Grounds in order to run new streets through the property. The New York Giants will be forced to play their home games at the St. George Cricket Grounds until a new Polo Grounds is finished in early July.
  • February 19 - A tour of baseball players led by John Ward stages its first game in Europe, playing in Naples, Italy.
  • March 7 - Pittsburgh Allegheny players, Bill Kuehne and Ed Morris, are arrested and charged with operating a gambling house out of their billiard parlor. The charges against both are dropped when the prosecution's star witness fails to appear in court to testify against them.
  • March 20 - A New York City sporting goods house receives an order from Japan for baseball equipment. The corresponding letter states that a league will soon be......
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