Season Recap: 1882
League Champion: Chicago White Stockings
The Buffalo Bisons were in Providence to play the Grays. Pitcher Pud Galvin was listed as batting eighth for the Bisons with Tom Dolan in the ninth spot in the order. In the second inning, Dolan batted in Galvin’s spot and singled. Umpire Joe Quinn called Galvin out but allowed the single to stand. The Grays won the contest, 15-7.
1882 – The case of the Allegheny Club versus Charlie Bennett is won by Bennett. Prior to the 1882 season, Allegheny signed Bennett to a $100 agreement which stated that he would sign an 1883 contract with the club after the season. Instead, Bennett re-signed with the Detroit Wolverines. This case will later have bearing on the fight over the reserve rule during the 1889-1890 Players League war.
1882 – James H. Dudley, manager of a top black club in Richmond, VA, initiates discussion concerning the formation of a black league with teams from New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Richmond. On February 10, 1883, Pittsburgh manager W.C. Lee expresses interest in the plan, but nothing comes of it.