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The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise started in 1884 as the Brooklyn Atlantics of the American Association, and then became the Brooklyn Grays.

[edit] 1885

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.

Also playing in 1885 is the Providence Grays of the National League. Two Grays teams in the same year.

[edit] 1886

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.

[edit] 1887

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).

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