The Chicago White Stockings completed an astounding May with a 14-1 win/loss record after a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Stockings. They went on to finish the first half of the season with a record of 30-9 but fell to third place after posting a second half record of 16-24. Pitcher Terry Larkin (one of two pitchers on the roster) completed the season with 58 starts, 513.1 innings pitched and an ERA of 2.44. His final tally was 31 wins and 23 losses.
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