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Original Regular Season Schedules

The schedule files contain the originally planned schedules for each major league season from 1877-2016. Schedules were obtained from different sources, such as The Sporting News Baseball Guide and the New York Times. Occasionally there were disagreements between these sources which were then subjected to careful research. The basic format is parallel to that of the Retrosheet Game Logs, but there are many fewer fields. There are 12 fields in each record, described in more detail in the Guide to original regular season schedules.

Paul Rivard did the initial work for these files with some intense research during a one year period and he generously donated his work to Retrosheet so that the information can be shared more widely. All schedules were carefully proofed, with a very large number of seasons being checked by Dave Lamoureaux and Jim Herdman. In addition, Cliff Blau, Sheldon Miller, Jon Rickert, Gary Pearce, Jim Wohlenhaus, and Dave Smith contributed to the proofing process, as did Paul Rivard.

When the first schedules were posted on this page, we had not been able to obtain the information for the 1876-1879 NL, nor the 1882 American Association. Thanks to diligent work by Walter LeConte and his wife Kathy in 2008, we now have all of these schedules, rigorously proofed, except the 1876 NL. We are grateful to Walter and Kathy for this painstaking work and hopefully the 1876 data will surface eventually. In addition to the basic information about each game, there are two other types of data of note. The first is that Frank Vaccaro has generously agreed to donate his information on games that were postponed, usually due to rain. At present this rainout information is presented only for the 1960 season as a small demonstration, but work will continue to complete these entries as well. The ultimate goal is to have a notation for each game indicating whether it was played as scheduled or not, and to describe the reason if it were not played, with information on rescheduled dates when possible.

The second type of special information is some notes from Paul Rivard concerning special situations, either in late schedule changes or large disagreements between sources. For example, the Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee only a few weeks before the start of the 1953 season and there were significant consequences to the schedule as a result. There are more notes of this type that need to be compiled and organized. Ultimately this information will be linked to from this page. soon.

There are 12 fields in each record, described in more detail in the Guide to original regular season schedules.

Original Regular Season Schedules (available years in bold)

                                    1876  1877  1878  1879
1880  1881  1882  1883  1884  1885  1886  1887  1888  1889  
1890  1891  1892  1893  1894  1895  1896  1897  1898  1899  
1900  1901  1902  1903  1904  1905  1906  1907  1908  1909
1910  1911  1912  1913  1914  1915  1916  1917  1918  1919 
1920  1921  1922  1923  1924  1925  1926  1927  1928  1929
1930  1931  1932  1933  1934  1935  1936  1937  1938  1939
1940  1941  1942  1943  1944  1945  1946  1947  1948  1949
1950  1951  1952  1953  1954  1955  1956  1957  1958  1959
1960  1961  1962  1963  1964  1965  1966  1967  1968  1969
1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  1979
1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989
1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999
2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009
2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016

Revised 1995 schedule
Walter LeConte has reviewed the revised schedule in detail. See[Analysis]

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