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Known primarily for their hitting with HOF'er Oscar Charleston, triple-crown winning Heavy Johnson, and well-known pro basketball player Fats Jenkins. Never able to finish much better than average in the ECL, the club dropped to play an independent schedule, and lost its best players to other teams.
After the Players League folded following the 1890 season, the Philadelphia joined the American Association (AA) to replace the previously expelled Philiadelphia Athletics team. The AA folded the following season and the Philadelphia players were absorbed into existing NL clubs in 1892.
The early history of sports contains hundreds of teams that appeared for only 1 or 2 seasons before folding. Most of these teams have no historical photographs or articles, so are omitted from this list to reduce clutter. To view a comprehensive list of all defunct teams, browse to the early leagues section for baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.