1876 NL Season

8 teams competed during the regular season
Chicago White Stockings finished in 1st place to claim the championship

League Note
Although the Chicago White Stockings finished with the best regular-season record โ€“ making them the default NL champions as no playoff existed โ€“ the White Stockings and Brown Stockings agreed to face off in an unofficial five-game playoff for the title "Champions of the West." The Brown Stockings won the series

League President