From BR Bullpen
In 1884, the Wilmington Quicksteps were members of the Eastern League. Managed by Joe Simmons, the team went 50-12, easily the best record in the league, when they jumped to the Union Association on August 12. Oyster Burns was still able to lead the EL in runs (107) and HR (11), while Dan Casey led the league wih a .833 winning percentage.
For the UA part of the year, see 1884 Wilmington Quicksteps, the only major league season of the franchise.