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Postby AT » Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:20 pm

The National League is commonly referred to the Senior Circuit for having existed for 25 years longer than the American League.

2 Part Question:

What were the names of the teams (City and Nickname) of the Founding 6 Teams of the National League?

Which 2 Teams Exist to this Day and what are their new nicknames/locations (if applicable)?

Hint: 4 of the teams are traps for the second part of the question.

I swear if someone gets this in under a minute my head might explode.
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Postby warrick95 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:27 pm

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What were the names of the teams (City and Nickname) of the Founding 6 Teams of the National League?
Chicago White Stockings, the St. Louis Brown Stockings, the Hartford Dark Blues, the Boston Red Caps, the Louisville Grays, the New York Mutuals, the Philadelphia Athletics, and the Cincinnati Reds

Which 2 Teams Exist to this Day and what are their new nicknames/locations (if applicable)?
Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics
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Postby utterchaos » Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:03 am

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National League in 1876

Chicago White Stockings (now the Cubs)
St. Louis Brown Stockings
Hartford Dark Blues
Boston Red Caps
Louisville Grays
New York Mutuals
Philadelphia Athletics
Cincinnati Reds (still the Reds)
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:56 pm

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Boston Beaneaters, Chicago White Stockings, Buffalo Bisons, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Providence Grays

Boston Beaneaters are the Atlanta Braves

Chicago White Stockings are the Chivago Cubs
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Postby bigken117 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:16 pm

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the Boston Red Caps are now the Atl Braves
the Chicago White Stockings are now the Cubs
the Cincinatti Red stockings, Buffalo Bisons, Cleveland Blues, KC Cowboys are defunct
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Postby AT » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:29 pm

I got the National Association's 6 Teams confused with the 2 additional teams that added on to form the original National League.

(I know I know AT Screws up again...)

"The National League in 1876 consisted of eight teams, six of which were previously members of the defunct National Association. The teams were: the Chicago White Stockings, the St. Louis Brown Stockings, the Hartford Dark Blues, the Boston Red Caps, the Louisville Grays, the New York Mutuals, the Philadelphia Athletics, and the Cincinnati Reds (not the same as the modern Reds, who began play in 1882 as the Red Stockings and joined the National League in 1890). Of these teams, only the White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs) and the Red Caps (now the Atlanta Braves) have survived to the present day."


The correct Answer(s) are:

1) Chicago White Stockings -----> Chicago Cubs
2) Boston Red Caps (Red Stockings) --------------> Atlanta Braves
3) St. Louis Brown Stockings
4) Hartford Dark Blues
5) Louisville Grays
6) New York Mutuals
7) Philadelphia Athletics
8) Cincinatti Red Stockings

The Correct Answer I suppose should go to whoever provides all 8 correct teams and the correct 2 surviving teams in the fastest time but should that fail and someone provide 6 of the 8 Correct Teams (Without incorrections or 2 incorrect added teams) I'll award that person with the fastest time since I technically screwed up the question slightly by saying original 6 teams when in fact there were 8 and I was referring to the original 6 from the National Association.

If you're curious the 6 founding teams of the National League that originated in The National Association were:

Chicago Whitestockings
New York Mutuals
Philadelphia Athletics
Hartford Dark Blues
St. Louis Brown Stockings
Boston Red Stockings (Red Caps will also be accepted)

The Louisville Grays and Cincinatti Reds were added as the 7th and 8th founding teams of the National League. Neither team survives today but obviously a new Cincinatti Reds franchise was reformed...

The Red Stockings were a charter member of the National League in 1876, but the team was expelled from the league later, in part for violating league rules by serving beer to fans at games.


I hope this clears up any questions about what the correct answers should be and what will qualify as a correct answer and receive the points. It's a complicated question because of the screwy start to the league, apologies if I made it worse... :-o
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