Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Boston Base Ball Nine Has Been Fully Organized -- January 20, 2021


Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, 20-January-1871

150 years ago today, on 20-January-1871, the franchise that became the Boston Red Stockings and later the Braves of Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta was founded. The team would play in the new National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, the first major league. Harry Wright, who had managed the Cincinnati Red Stockings, became player-manager. When the National League was formed in 1876, the Boston base ball nine jumped over.  

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