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  • 1889 Middle States League

    Har Cub Yrk Ntn Gor Lan Nor Wil Leb
    Haz
    Rdg
    Shd
    PhG
    W L Pct GB
    Harrisburg Ponies
    4 9 7 6 5 3 4 3 7 5 4 7 64 19 .771
    Cuban Giants 10 9 6 2 3 3 3 6 5 3 1 4 55 17 .764 3.5
    York
    6 5 2 4 7 3 0 2 6 4 1 5 45 28 .616 14.0
    Norristown
    0 3 4 2 0 5 0 1 2 0 0 1 18 22 .450 24.5
    New York Gorhams
    2 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 4 0 1 0 14 20 .412 25.5
    Lancaster
    0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 10 15 .400 25.0
    Norwalk
    1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 12 20 .375 26.5
    Wilmington Peach Growers
    0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 9 .308 25.0
    Lebanon
    0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 16 .273 27.5
    Hazelton Pugilists
    0 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 10 27 .270 31.0
    Reading
    0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 17 .261 28.00
    Shenandoah Hungarian Rioters
    0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .077 28.0
    Philadelphia Giants
    0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 25 .074 34.0
    The following is taken from the Spalding Guide 1890. It shows the standings of the Middle States League in 1889 which included the Trenton Cuban Giants and New York Gorhams base ball clubs.




    1889 Middle States League

    Spalding Base Ball Guide – 1890

    This league began with six clubs but ended with four, after having had thirteen in all on the list during the season, viz. The clubs of Harrisburg, York, Reading, Lancaster, Norristown, Lebanon, Hazelton, Shenandoah, Wilmington, Norwalk, Connecticut, together with the Cuban Giants, Gorhams, and the Philadelphia Giants. The last four remaining Harrisburgs, Cuban Giants, Lebanon, and Hazelton clubs. The Harrisburgs were awarded the pennant, though the Cuban Giants claimed to have made the best record. The latter had the best percentage of victories, but they had four of their victories thrown out on the ground of the ball played with in the games not being of legal regulation make. These balls were furnished by the Cuban Giants opponents. Two Harrisburg were claimed by forfeit from Wilmington after that club had disbanded. The record, as far as the official records could be got at, is as follows;

    The table originally that was here is now at the top due to difficulties in maintaining formatting.

    W L Played Pct
    Harrisburg Ponies
    61 20 81 .753
    Cuban Giants
    57 16 73 .781
    By the above figures the Cuban Giants virtually won the championship of the Middle States League which had clubs from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut in its ranks.
    Last edited by SWCBaseball; 06-02-2019, 12:27 PM.

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