Major League Baseball Programs: Washington Nationals (1886-1889)
Note: This page is part of a finding aid to the major league baseball game programs and scorecards located in the Joyce Sports Research Collection in the Department of Special Collections, University Libraries of Notre Dame. It includes all home programs for the Washington National League franchise of 1886-1889. Programs are listed by season; when holdings of a given season's programs include examples of more than one type, the various types have been given separate headings. To qualify as an alternate type, programs must show either a substantial difference in content (other than in the scorecard insert) or have been produced for an alternate venue (as a spring training program). Within a given year and type, programs have been listed alphabetically by opponent.
Some programs in this finding aid are indicated as either "scored" or "partially scored." "Scored" programs must meet two criteria. First, they must be scored completely, with an entry for each batter that appeared in the game. Second, they must employ a notation specific enough to allow for a reasonably thorough recreation of the game's play-by-play. A key point in this regard is the attribution of putouts and assists; no program utilizing a notation with generic out markings can be considered scored. Programs indicated as "partially scored" have been scored either incompletely or in a notation that leaves obvious questions regarding the game's play-by-play. Thus, "partially scored" programs may have only the lineups entered, or they may be scored completely but ambiguously. "Scored" games have, almost without exception, been dated; "partially scored" games usually lack dates. Other features that may characterize individual programs - autographs, for example, or ephemera like ticket stubs - are present as noted. All materials may be consulted in 102 Hesburgh Library.
Location: Department of Special Collections, 102 Hesburgh Library
Joyce Series No.: BAS611
Box 19 (BAS611-19)
Washington NL 1887 (8)
vs Boston NL [scored: Bos 6, Was 4, 6 Oct 1887]
vs Buffalo International Ass'n [scored: Was 7, Buf 4]
vs Chicago NL [scored: Was 14, Chi 5, 17 May 1887]
vs New York NL [scored: NY 5, Was 4, 2 May 1887]
vs Pittsburgh NL [scored: Pit 9, Was 8, 27 May 1887]
vs Portland New England League [scored: Was 8, Por 4]
vs Syracuse International Ass'n [scored: Was 5, Syr 5, 7 iinnings, 15 April 1887]
vs Toronto International Ass'n [scored: Tor 12, Was 8]