Wednesday, June 3, 2009

old school baseball team names

Can you tell I'm searching Wiki today? I thought this listing of the original teams listed in the NL and AL back in 1901 was neat.

Chicago White Sox = Chicago White Stockings (after the Cubs gave up the stockings name)
Chicago Cubs = Chicago Orphans (worst team name ever)

Here's the funny ones:

Brooklyn Superbas? (the Yankees were so "superba" in their play)
Boston Beaneaters? (this is actually kinds cool, and better than "Red Stockings")

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