American Association of Base Ball Clubs in 1882


The logo of the American Association of Professional Base Ball Clubs

The American Association of Professional Base Ball Clubs (AA)  was a professional baseball league, established in 1882 (142 years ago), that operated in the late 19th century, operating from 1882 to 1890. It was founded as a competitor to the National League (NL), by offering cheaper ticket prices, Sunday games, and alcoholic beverages to its patrons.

1882 was Season 1 of play for the American Association of Professional Base Ball Clubs (AA) and took place 142 years ago.


Rival League

Season Length

May 2, 1882 to October 1, 1882

Season Champion

Cincinnati Red Stockings

# of Teams


Season Standings

Season Playoffs

There were no championship playoffs as the top team with the most wins at end of season was declared league champion for the season.

Events in Baseball (Thanks to Wikipedia)

Notable Seasons
  • Buffalo Bisons first baseman Dan Brouthers leads the NL with 129 hits, a .368 batting average, a .950 OPS, and a 199 OPS+. His 63 runs batted in rank second in the league.
  • Cincinnati Red Stockings pitcher Will White has a record of 40–12 and leads the AA with 480 innings pitched, 40 wins, and 8 shutouts. He has a 1.54 earned run average and a 173 ERA+.
  • January 20 – The state of Kentucky modifies a poorly written law that had banned baseball from being played in the state.
  • February 25 – In an effort to increase attendance, the Providence Grays will require their players and the opposition team to parade through the streets of Providence in full uniform on game days, accompanied by a brass band.
  • March 11 – After losing Dasher Troy and Sam Wise to the National League after signing contracts to play in the American Association, the AA drops its policy honoring the blacklist and expelled list of the National League.

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