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[edit] Introduction

The Atlanta Braves franchise started in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings (1871-1875) of the National Association. Throughout their existence as the Red Stockings, the team was managed by Harry Wright, and won four pennants in their five-year run. The Red Stockings franchise (as the Red Stockings) combined record from 1871-1875 is 225 wins against 60 losses.

[edit] 1871

In their first year of play, the team finished in third place with a record of 20-10.

[edit] 1872

The 1872 team finished in first place for the first time and picked up their first Pennant. The team finished the season with a record of 39 wins and 8 losses.

[edit] 1873

The 1873 team finished in first place for the second year in a row, and picked up their second franchise Pennant. The team finished the season with a record of 43 wins and 16 losses.

[edit] 1874

The 1874 team finished in first place for the third year in a row, and picked up their third franchise Pennant. The team finished the season with a record of 52 wins and 18 losses.

[edit] 1875

The 1875 team finished in first place for the fourth year in a row, and picked up their fourth franchise pennant. The team finished the season with a record of 71 wins and 8 losses.

In 1876, the Boston Red Stockings became the Boston Red Caps (1876-1882).

[edit] Further Reading

  • Troy Soos: Before the Curse: The Glory Days of New England Baseball, 1858-1918, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2006.
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