Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.
- December 25, 1880
The Buffalo Bisons signed Jim O'Rourke as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
- Before 1881 Season
The Detroit Wolverines signed Ned Hanlon as a free agent.
- February 7, 1881
The Providence Grays signed Old Hoss Radbourn as a free agent.
- May, 1881
Dan Brouthers sent from ??? to the Buffalo Bisons in an unknown transaction.
- May 19, 1881
The Cleveland Blues released Mike McGeary. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
- June 16, 1881
The Detroit Wolverines released Lew Brown.
- Before 1882 Season
The Worcester Ruby Legs signed John Clarkson as a free agent.
The St. Louis Brown Stockings signed Charlie Comiskey as a free agent.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings signed Bid McPhee as a free agent.
The Philadelphia Athletics signed Cub Stricker as a free agent.
- February, 1882
The St. Louis Brown Stockings signed John Schappert as a free agent.
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