Baseball history photo: 1890 Players' National League Baseball Scorecard. The Brooklyn Ward's Wonders recap from a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Pirates, in Chicago. Due to economic reasons team rosters were generally small and the starting nine for each club was very steady. This allowed scorecards to be pre-printed for games. The Players' League was no exception and the Brooklyn Club used only 17 in the 133 games they played in 1890. During the 1890's the rosters began to expand and while the starting nines for each club were consistent many more players logged significant game time. Pitching rotations were also further increased to three and four man rotations. Click photo to return to previous page.