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1846-1856 11
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.
1856-1856 1
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...
1854-1856 3
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 ...
1855-1856 2
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...
1852-1856 5
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...
1855-1856 2
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.
1856-1856 1
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.
1856-1856 1
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...
1855-1856 2
Team disbanded after the National Association folded following the 1875 season.
1856-1856 1
After its only year in the National Association, the franchise folded following the 1872 season.