Troy Trojans (minor league baseball)

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Troy Trojans
1885 1916
(1885-1886, 1888, 1891-1895, 1899-1916)
Troy, New York
Class-level
Previous
  • Class B (1902-1916)
  • Class C (1899-1901)
  • Class B (1895)
  • Class A (1891)
Minor league affiliations
League New York State League (1902-1916)
Previous leagues
Team data
Previous names
  • Troy Trojans (1901-1916)
  • Troy Washerwomen (1900-1901)
  • Troy Trojans (1895, 1899)
  • Troy Washerwomen (1894)
  • Troy Trojans (1886-1888, 1891-1893)
  • Troy Baseball Club (1885)

The Troy Trojans, based in Troy, New York, were a minor league baseball team that existed on and off between 1885 and 1916. They first appeared in the Hudson River League in 1885 and 1886. After a year off they resurfaced in the International Association in 1888. They played in the Eastern Association in 1891, and in the Eastern League from 1892 to 1894, when they were replaced by the Scranton Indians. They joined the New York State League in 1899, replacing the Auburn Maroons and were in the league through 1916, when they were replaced by the Harrisburg Islanders. [1]

Troy, New York City in New York, United States

Troy is a city in the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County. The city is located on the western edge of Rensselaer County and on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District. The city is one of the three major centers for the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has a population of 1,170,483. At the 2010 census, the population of Troy was 50,129. Troy's motto is Ilium fuit. Troja est, which means "Ilium was, Troy is".

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The great Johnny Evers began his professional career with the Trojans in 1902 before moving to the Chicago Cubs later that year.

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