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Chicago White Stockings Logo
1870-1870 1 1
Left the National Association to become one of 8 founding clubs of the National League in 1876.
Cincinnati Red Stockings Logo
Baseball's first openly all-professional team. Due to their success and continental scope of their tours, the Red Stockings established styles in team uniforms and nicknames that have some currency today.
Morrisania Union Logo
1857-1870 14 1
An average amateur team in the 1850s, after professionalism entered the sport by the 1870 season, Union refused to enter the new National Association of Professional Base Ball Players.
Milwaukee Cream Citys - Logo
Rose to the upper echelon of Midwestern teams. Despite its desire to play against the best teams, Cream City remained proudly amateur when the NABBP first permitted openly pro clubs for 1869.
Washington National Logo
1861-1870 10
Formed in November to rival the Potomac Club in 1859; both teams consisted mostly of government clerks. The two teams practiced in the backyard of the White House
Portsmouth Riverside - Logo
The Riversides Club of Portsmouth in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Portsmouth, Ohio, their earliest known game was played in August 1867. The Riversides played in...
Boston Tri-Mountain Logo
1867-1870 4
The Tri-Mountain Club of Boston in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Boston, their earliest known game was played in 1857. Another club has recently organized in Bost...
Brooklyn Atlantic Logo
1857-1870 14 8
Team disbanded after the National Association folded following the 1875 season.
Cleveland Forest City Logo
1868-1870 3
After 2 years in the National Association, the franchise folded following the 1872 season.
Brooklyn Eckford Logo
1857-1870 14 2
After its only year in the National Association, the franchise folded following the 1872 season.
Baltimore Marylands Logo
1868-1870 3
Franchise folded after playing 6 games in the National Assocation during 1873.
New York Mutual Logo
1858-1870 13 2
Left the National Association to become one of 8 founding clubs of the National League in 1876. Folded after being expelled for failing to complete its final road trip of the 1876 season.
Washington Olympic Logo
1867-1870 4
In their second season in the National Association, the franchise folded after playing 9 games in 1874.
Philadelphia Athletic Logo
1861-1870 10
Left the National Association to become one of 8 founding clubs of the National League in 1876. Folded after being expelled for failing to complete final road trip of the 1876 season.
Rockford Forest City Logo
1868-1870 3
After its only year in the National Association, the franchise folded following the 1871 season.
Lansingburgh Union Logo
1866-1870 5
After 2 years in the National Association, the franchise folded following the 1872 season.
New Jersey Irvington - Logo
The Irvington Club of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Irvington, New Jersey, their earliest known game was played on May 31, 1861...
New York Eagle Logo
1857-1868 12
The origins of the Eagle Club are rife with contradictions. Although 1854 is the generally accepted date, there are some suggestions that the club may actually have been formed earlier and even hints ...
Cincinnati Buckeye Logo
1867-1868 2
Successful in the mid to late 1860s, but when another local team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, decided to field an all-professional team in 1869, it spelled the end for the amateur Buckeyes.
New Jersey Champion - Logo
1868-1868 1
Champion Club of Jersey City in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, their earliest known game was played on May 20, 1860...
Albany National Logo
1865-1868 4
National Club of Albany in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Albany, New York, their earliest known game was played on May 6, 1864...
Boston Lowell Logo
1866-1868 3
The Lowell Club of Boston in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Boston, their earliest known game was played on March 18, 1861...
Brooklyn Star Logo
1859-1868 10
The Star Club of Brooklyn in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played in 1856...
Chicago Excelsior - Logo
1867-1868 2
The Excelsior Club of Chicago in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Chicago, their earliest known game was played in 1858. The Chicago Tribune, May 31, 1868, has an ar...
Brooklyn Excelsior Logo
1857-1867 11
Known for originating the "Brooklyn-style" baseball cap, precursor to the modern cap. Were one of the first baseball clubs to undertake a long-distance tour to compete outside their home region.
Newark Eureka Logo
1860-1867 8
Was part of the NABBP in the 1850s and 1860s and began playing other members of the NABBP in 1860. They played at a field at Ferry Street and Adams Street in the Ironbound.
Philadelphia Quaker City - Logo
The Quaker City Club of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Philadelphia, their earliest known game was played in 1867....
Philadelphia Geary - Logo
1867-1867 1
The Geary Club of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Philadelphia, their earliest known game was played in 1867....
New York Empire Logo
1857-1866 10
The "Empire", one of the earliest known baseball teams, were a charter member of the NABBP. Based in Manhattan, New York, their earliest known game was played on October 23, 1854...
New York Gotham Logo
1857-1866 10
Perhaps the most convoluted of all tales surrounding the beginning of organized baseball may best be exemplified by the Gotham Club of New York, whose own genesis can be linked directly to William Ruf...
Newark Americus - Logo
1866-1866 1
The "Americus" of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Newark, New Jersey, their earliest known game was played on September 2, 1865...
Newark Active Logo
1864-1866 3
The "Active" of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Newark, New Jersey, their earliest known game was played on October 3, 1863...
Brooklyn Enterprise Logo
1860-1866 7
The Enterprise Club of Brooklyn in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played on June 28, 1856...
Brooklyn Mohawk - Logo
1866-1866 1
The Mohawk Club in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played on September 16, 1860...
New Jersey Camden - Logo
1866-1866 1
The Camden Town Ball Club in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Camden, New Jersey, their earliest known game was played in 1857...
New York Knickerbocker Logo
The first organized baseball team, founded by Alexander Cartwright in 1845. Played under a set of rules known as "The Knickerbocker Rules", historically similar to the game today.
New York Harlem - Logo
1857-1862 6
The "Harlem" of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Manhattan, New York, their earliest known game was played on March 1856...
Newark Adriatics - Logo
1857-1862 6
Also known as the Adriatic Base Ball Club of Newark, was a member of the National Association of Base Ball Players before the American Civil War, joining the NABBP for the 1858 to 1861 seasons.
New Brunswick Liberty - Logo
The "Liberty" of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, their earliest known game was played on March 1, 1857...
New York Putnam - Logo
1857-1860 4
The "Putnam", one of the earliest known baseball teams, were a charter member of the NABBP. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played on July 17, 1855...
Detroit Baseball Club - Logo
Detroit of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Detroit, Michigan, their earliest known game was played on April 3, 1865...
New York Baltic - Logo
1857-1859 3
The "Baltic", one of the earliest known baseball teams, were a charter member of the NABBP. Based in Manhattan, New York, their earliest known game was played on June 1st, 1855...
Brooklyn Continental - Logo
The "Continental" were a charter member of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played in 1855...
Buffalo Niagara - Logo
1859-1859 1
The "Niagras" of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Buffalo, New York, their earliest known game was played in 1857 The Niagara Club of Buffalo is listed as an NABBP m...
Brooklyn Oriental - Logo
1858-1859 2
The Oriental Club of Brooklyn in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played in 1858...
Brooklyn Pastime - Logo
1858-1859 2
The Pastime Club of Brooklyn in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played on May 29, 1859...
Brooklyn Nassau - Logo
1857-1858 2
The "Nassau" of the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played on May 29, 1859...
Brooklyn Osceola - Logo
1858-1858 1
The Osceola Club of Brooklyn in the NABBP were one of the earliest known baseball teams. Based in Brooklyn, New York, their earliest known game was played on July 17, 1859...
New York Metropolitan Logo
1858-1858 1
The franchise folded and player contracts were purchased by the American Association Brooklyn franchise at the end of the 1887.

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