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The franchise started in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings (1871-1875). From 1876 to 1882, the team that would eventually become the Atlanta Braves played as the Boston Red Caps.

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[edit] 1876

Under the leadership of Harry Wright, the team finished in fourth place with a record of 39-31.

[edit] 1877

Under the leadership of Harry Wright, the team finished in first place with a record of 42-18 and won the NL pennant.

[edit] 1878

The 1878 team again finished in first place and again won the NL Pennant under the leadership of Harry Wright. They finished the season with a record of 41 wins and 19 losses.

[edit] 1879

The 1879 team fell to second place with a record of 54-30. Harry Wright still the manager.

[edit] 1880

1880 team fell all the way to 6th place with a record of 40-44. Harry Wright manager.

[edit] 1881

1881 team again 6th place finish. Record of 38-45. Harry Wright manager.

[edit] 1882

1882 team climbed up to a third place finish under the leadership of new manager John Morrill with a record of 45-39.

In 1883, the Boston Red Caps became the Boston Beaneaters (1883-1906).

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