The Toledo Blue Stockings were a professional baseball team based in Toledo, Ohio, that played in the American Association for one season in 1884.The franchise used League Park and Tri-State Fair Grounds as their home fields. During their only season in existence, the team finished eighth in the AA with a record of 46-58.
|Player was a player-manager|
|Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum|
|Sam Barkley||Second baseman||1884||In his first major league season, Barkley led the Blue Stockings in several hitting categories, including batting average and runs scored.|
|Ed Brown||Third baseman||1884|
|Chappy Lane||First baseman||1884|
|Deacon McGuire||Catcher||1884||McGuire started his major league career, which lasted until 1912, with the Blue Stockings.|
|Trick McSorley||First baseman||1884|
|George Meister||Third baseman||1884|
|Ed Miller||Left fielder||1884|
|Joe Moffet||First baseman||1884|
|Charlie Morton §||Third baseman / Left fielder||1884||Morton was the team's manager and also batted .162 in 32 games.|
|Tony Mullane||Pitcher||1884||Mullane pitched over half of the team's innings, had a win–loss record of 36-26, and eventually finished his major league career with 284 victories.|
|Hank O'Day||Pitcher||1884||In his first major league season, O'Day pitched the second-most innings for the Blue Stockings and went 9-28.|
|Frank Olin||Left fielder||1884|
|Tom Poorman||Right fielder||1884|
|John Tilley||Left fielder||1884|
|Fleet Walker||Catcher||1884||In his only major league season, Walker batted .263 in 42 games for the Blue Stockings.|
|Welday Walker||Left fielder||1884|
|Curt Welch||Center fielder||1884||Welch led the Blue Stockings with 109 games played in his first major league season.|
Adrian Constantine Anson, nicknamed "Cap" and "Pop", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman. Including his time in the National Association (NA), he played a record 27 consecutive seasons. Anson was regarded as one of the greatest players of his era and one of the first superstars of the game. He spent most of his career with the Chicago Cubs franchise, serving as the club's manager, first baseman and, later in his tenure, minority owner. He led the team to six National League pennants in the 1880s. Anson was one of baseball's first great hitters, and probably the first to tally over 3,000 career hits.
The Quad Cities River Bandits are a Minor League Baseball team of the High-A Central and the High-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Their home games are played at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities.
The American Association (AA) was a professional baseball league that existed for 10 seasons from 1882 to 1891. Together with the National League (NL), founded in 1876, the AA participated in an early version of the World Series seven times versus the champion of the NL in an interleague championship playoff tournament. At the end of its run, several AA franchises joined the NL. After 1891, the NL existed alone, with each season's champions being awarded the Temple Cup (1894–1897).
Moses Fleetwood "Fleet" Walker was an American professional baseball catcher who is credited with being one of the first black men to play in Major League Baseball (MLB). A native of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, and a star athlete at Oberlin College as well as the University of Michigan, Walker played for semi-professional and minor league baseball clubs before joining the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association (AA) for the 1884 season.
The Toledo Blue Stockings formed as a minor league baseball team in Toledo, Ohio, in 1883. They won the Northwestern League championship in 1883. Their home ballpark was League Park. The following year, they joined the major league American Association. That year, they finished 8th with a 46–58 record. The team returned to the minors the next year and disbanded after the 1885 season.
A "cup of coffee" is a North American sports idiom for a short time spent by a minor league player at the major league level. The idea behind the term is that the player was only in the big leagues long enough to have a cup of coffee before being returned to the minors. The term originated in baseball and is extensively used in ice hockey, both of whose professional leagues utilize extensive farm systems; it is rarely used in basketball or American football since neither the NBA nor NFL have implemented a true farm system.
The following are the baseball events of the year 1908 throughout the world.
The following are the baseball events of the year 1884 throughout the world.
The following are the baseball events of the year 1883 throughout the world.
Anthony John Mullane, nicknamed "Count" and "The Apollo of the Box", was an Irish Major League Baseball player who pitched for seven teams during his 13-season career. He is best known as a pitcher that could throw left-handed and right-handed, and for having one of the highest career win totals of pitchers not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
John Thomas "Tug" Arundel was an American Major League Baseball catcher born in Romulus, New York. He played in parts of four seasons between 1882 and 1888 with four teams.
The Northwestern League was a minor league baseball league that operated in 1879, from 1883 to 1884, and again from 1886 to 1887. It was founded by Elias Matter in 1883.
Charles Hazen Morton was an American Major League Baseball outfielder, manager, and League executive. As a manager, he led a team whose members included the first African-American players in Major League history.
Weldy Wilberforce Walker, sometimes known as Welday Walker and W. W. Walker, was an American baseball player. In 1884, he became the second African American to play Major League Baseball.
Joseph A. Miller was an American Major League Baseball player born in Baltimore, Maryland, who played shortstop for two seasons, one for the 1884 Toledo Blue Stockings and the other for the 1885 Louisville Colonels. He had a career batting average of .214 in 203 total games played.
The Providence Grays were a Major League Baseball franchise based in Providence, Rhode Island from 1878 to 1885. During the team's eight seasons in the National League (NL), which then comprised eight teams, they finished third place or higher in the final standings seven times, and won the league championship in both 1879 and 1884. Providence played their home games at the Messer Street Grounds, which was located in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. The Grays were officially organized on January 16, 1878 by Benjamin Douglas, who became the team's general manager. Henry Root was hired as the team president‚ and Tom Carey was initially hired to be the on-field captain, whose duties were similar to the modern-day manager. On January 21, 1878, Providence applied for membership in the NL, and was officially approved on February 6. On April 10, Root took over ownership of the team, fired Douglas for incompetence and insubordination, and hired Tom York to replace Carey as captain.
Samuel R. Moffet was an outfielder and pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played all or parts of three seasons between 1884 and 1888 for the Cleveland Blues and Indianapolis Hoosiers. Moffet stood at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighed 175 lbs. His brother, Joe, also played in the major leagues.
Minor league baseball teams have operated in the city of Dubuque, Iowa under a variety of names in various leagues, playing in 52 seasons between 1879 and 1976. Dubuque teams were an affiliate of the Houston Astros (1975–1976), Kansas City Royals (1968), Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians (1961–1966), Pittsburgh Pirates (1959–1960) and Chicago White Sox (1954–1958).
The Cincinnati Outlaw Reds were a professional baseball team that played in the Union Association for one season in 1884. The franchise used Bank Street Grounds as their home field. During their only season in existence, the team finished third in the UA with a record of 69–36.
The Omaha Packers was a primary moniker of the minor league baseball teams based in Omaha, Nebraska between 1879 and 1935. Omaha had teams had a long tenure as members of the Western League and Western Association after beginning play in 1879. Omaha teams played under numerous other monikers prior to the "Packers."