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William Hulbert
William Ambrose Hulbert (October 23, 1832 – April 10, 1882) was one of the founders of the National League, recognized as baseball's first Major League Baseball, major league, and was also the president of the Chicago White Stockings (1870–89), Chicago White Stockings franchise. Biography Born in Burlington Flats, New York, Hulbert moved with his family to Chicago two years later where he lived the rest of his life save for a stint at Beloit College beginning in 1847. When he returned to Chicago from school, he married into the family of a successful grocer and expanded the business into the coal trade. A backer of the Chicago White Stockings baseball club of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, National Association from its inception in 1871, Hulbert became an officer of the club in 1874 when it resumed play after being forced to sit out two seasons due to the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, Great Chicago Fire and assumed the presidency the next year. In his b ...
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Burlington Flats, New York
Burlington Flats is a Hamlet (New York), hamlet (and census-designated place) in the Burlington, New York, Town of Burlington in Otsego County, New York, Otsego County, New York (state), New York, United States. It is located at coordinates . Notable people *Baseball Hall of Famer William Hulbert was born in Burlington Flats. References

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Deacon White
James Laurie "Deacon" White (December 2, 1847 – July 7, 1939) was an American baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting (baseball), batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team (baseball), fielding team, called the pi ... player who was one of the principal stars during the first two decades of the sport's professional A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns a living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowled ... era. The outstanding catcher Catcher is a position for a baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting (baseball), batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding te ... of the 1870s dur ...
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Ban Johnson
Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson (January 5, 1864 – March 28, 1931) was an American executive in professional baseball Professional baseball is organized baseball in which players are selected for their talents and are paid to play for a specific team or club system. It is played in baseball league, leagues and associated farm teams throughout the world. Modern p ... who served as the founder and first president of the American League The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball Professional baseball is organized bas ... (AL). Johnson developed the AL—a descendant of the minor league Western League—into a "clean" alternative to the National League The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Ba ...
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American League
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball Professional baseball is organized baseball in which players are selected for their talents and are paid to play for a specific team or club system. It is played in baseball league, leagu ... (MLB) in the United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country in . It consists of 50 , a , five major , 326 , and some . At , it is the world's . The United States shares significan ... and Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of . Its extend from the to the and northward into the , covering , making it the world's . Its southern and western , stretching , is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital .... It developed from the Western League, a minor le ...
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National Baseball Hall Of Fame And Museum
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a history museum A museum ( ; plural museums or, rarely, musea) is a building or institution that cares for and displays a collection Collection or Collections may refer to: * Cash collection, the function of an accounts receivable department * Collec ... and hall of fame A hall, wall, or walk of fame is a list of individuals, achievements, or animals, usually chosen by a group of electors, to mark their fame Fame is the quality of being well-known and in the public eye. Celebrities are famous by definition. Fa ... in Cooperstown, New York Cooperstown is a village A village is a clustered human settlement In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live. The complexity of a settlement can range fro ..., operated by private interests. It serves as the central point of the history of baseball in the United States The hist ...
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1877 Louisville Grays Scandal
The 1877 Louisville Grays scandal was an incident in which members of the Louisville Grays baseball team accepted money to lose games. Four players – Bill Craver, Jim Devlin, George Hall (baseball), George Hall, and Al Nichols – were subsequently List of people banned from Major League Baseball, banned from professional baseball for life. Background In the early days of professional baseball, crooked play was not uncommon, and many players were suspected of throwing games in exchange for money. Gambling had undermined the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NA) in the early 1870s, and William Hulbert formed the National League in 1876 with the intention of driving it out of the game. Nevertheless, there were still several gambling-related scandals during the 1876 season.Ginsburg, Daniel E. (2004). The Fix Is In: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals'. McFarland. pp. 37–51. Players involved Jim Devlin started his Major League Baseball caree ...
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Morgan Bulkeley
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley (December 26, 1837 – November 6, 1922) was an American politician, businessman, and sports executive. A Republican Republican can refer to: Political ideology * An advocate of a republic, a type of government that is not a monarchy or dictatorship, and is usually associated with the rule of law. ** Republicanism, the ideology in support of republics or against ..., he served in the American Civil War The American Civil War (also known by other names Other most often refers to: * Other (philosophy), a concept in psychology and philosophy Other or The Other may also refer to: Books * The Other (Tryon novel), ''The Other'' (Tryon nove ..., and became a Hartford bank president before becoming the third president of the Aetna Life Insurance Company Aetna Inc. () is an American managed health care company that sells traditional and consumer directed health care insurance and related services, such as medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavior ...
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Hartford Dark Blues
The Hartford Dark Blues were a 19th-century baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball gameBat-and-ball may refer to: *Bat-and-ball games Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games) are field games played by two opposing teams, in which the action starts when the defending team throws a ball at ... team. The team was based in Hartford, Connecticut Hartford is the capital city A capital or capital city is the municipality holding primary status in a Department (country subdivision), department, country, Constituent state, state, province, or other administrative region, usually as .... History The Hartford Dark Blues were a member of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NAPBBP), often known simply as the National Association (NA), was the first fully-Professional sports league organization, professional sports league in baseball. The NA was founded in ... in 1874 and 1875 and ...
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Athletic Of Philadelphia
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New York Mutuals
The Mutual Base Ball Club of New York was a leading American baseball club almost throughout its 20-year history. It was established during 1857, the year of the first baseball convention, just too late to be a founding member of the National Association of Base Ball Players. It was a charter member of both the first professional league in 1871 and the National League in 1876. Failing on the field and in the coffer, it declined to make its last western trip of the inaugural season. For the transgression it was expelled in December, and soon found itself defunct. The Mutual club initially played its home games at Elysian Fields, Hoboken, New Jersey, Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey, Hoboken, with the New York Knickerbockers and many other Manhattan clubs, but moved to the enclosed Union Grounds in Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn in 1868. Though historically identified as "New York", they never staged any home games in Manhattan. The Mutuals chose open professionalism in 1869–70 ...
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Louisville Grays
The Louisville Grays were a 19th-century United States baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball gameBat-and-ball may refer to: *Bat-and-ball games Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games) are field games played by two opposing teams, in which the action starts when the defending team throws a ball at ... team and charter member of the National League The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball Professional baseball is o ..., based in Louisville, Kentucky Louisville ( , , ) is the largest city A city is a large human settlement In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live. The complexity of a settlement can .... They played two seasons, 1876 and 1877, and compiled a record of 65–61. Their home g ...
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Cincinnati Reds
The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati. The Reds compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) National League Central, Central division, and were a charter member of the American Association (19th century), American Association in 1881 before joining the NL in 1890. The Reds played in the NL National League West, West division from 1969 to 1993, before joining the Central division in 1994. They have won five World Series championships, nine NL pennants, one AA pennant, and ten division titles. The team plays its home games at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003. Bob Castellini has been the CEO of the Reds since 2006. From 1882 to 2021, the Reds' overall win-loss record is 10,713–10,501 (a winning percentage). Franchise history The birth of the Reds and the American Association (1881–1889) The origins of the modern Cincinnati Reds baseball team can be traced back to the expul ...
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