Although the Chicago White Stockings finished with the best regular-season record – making them the default NL champions as no playoff existed – 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

Championship of the West

Best of 5 series
Considered an unofficial "exhibition" championship series.
Unknown Brown Stockings ? - ? White StockingsCHI 1-0
Unknown Brown Stockings ? - ? White StockingsCHI 2-0
Unknown White Stockings ? - ? Brown StockingsCHI 2-1
Unknown White Stockings ? - ? Brown StockingsTied 2-2
Unknown White Stockings ? - ? Brown StockingsSTL 3-2

Champions: St. Louis Brown Stockings

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