Cincinnati Red Stockings


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Cincinnati Red Stockings

first all-professional baseball team (1869). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 260]
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The Hall of Fame's Giamatti Research Center has a New York Clipper article of June 25, 1870, referring to a June 14 game between the Brooklyn Atlantics and Cincinnati Red Stockings, that praises ''the style in which the Cincinnati fielders moved about in the field, according as the different batsmen came to the bat, being a model display.
1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, played their first match as professionals against Great Western.
ON THIS DAY 1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, played their first match as professionals against Great Western.
Cincinnati Red stockings were the first baseball team to turn pro in 1869.
Among my favorites are the unique 1865 photograph of the Brooklyn Atlantics, national champions: the earliest existing dated baseball card; the gorgeous, rare chromolithograph of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the nation's first professional team; an early full-color tobacco card featuring flamboyant superstar Mike 'King' Kelly of the Boston Beaneaters; a news service photo depicting Babe Ruth knocked unconscious in the outfield--minutes later he recovered and played out a doubleheader; a photograph of Myrtle Rowe, who starred for a semiprofessional men's team; decorative telegrams to Jackie Robinson expressing support from fans; and a Look magazine photo of the Dominican Republic's star hurler Juan Marichars outsized smile lighting up the world.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum (Opening September 25) In celebration of America's first professional baseball team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, Cincinnati will soon be home to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
Crosley also invented the first car radio, founded WCET (one of America's first public television stations), owned the baseball team known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, and built the first American compact car, the Sunbeam.
Leifer cites the spectacular rise and fall of the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869 and 1870 as an example.

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