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In their first season as the Brooklyn Grays, the team continued to play in Washington Park, were managed by Charlie Byrne and Charlie Hackett and finished in fifth place (in a 8 team league) in the American Association. No player that played for the 1885 Brooklyn Grays have been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.
The team improved in their second season to a franchise high third place (8 team league) finish with a record of 76-61 under the management of Charlie Byrne. No player that played for the 1886 Brooklyn Grays have been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.
In their last year as the Brooklyn Grays, the team dropped back to a sixth place finish (8 team league) with a record of 60-74 in Charlie Byrne's last year as a manager. Every year the franchise was in business, the team played a little bit better, until this year.
The Brooklyn Grays next played as the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1888-1890; 1896-1898).