well my team had always been "the Donkey Punchers" after the sex move but durring the middle of last year I changed it to "the Stl Perfectos" which was once the name of the St. Louis Cardinals in like the 1890's or something for maybe a year
The Cardinals were founded in 1882 as a member of the American Association called the St. Louis Brown Stockings, which was quickly shortened to the Browns. The club quickly achieved success, winning four AA pennants in a row, 1885-1888. Following these titles St. Louis played in an early version of the World Series, the first two times against the National League's Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs). The 1885 series ended in dispute, but St. Louis won the 1886 series outright, beginning a St. Louis-Chicago rivalry that continues today. The American Association went bankrupt in 1892 and the Browns moved to the National League, leaving much of their success behind for the next three decades. The club changed its name to the Perfectos in 1899 before adopting the Cardinals name in 1900.
on a side note, does anyone else find it funny that the Cubs were originally the White Sox (basically), and the Cardinals were originally the Browns...then changed, then two new franchises in those cities took those names...?
oh, I just saw this
National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Superbas 101 47 -- .682
Boston Beaneaters 95 57 8 .625
Philadelphia Phillies 94 58 9 .618
Baltimore Orioles 86 62 15 .581
St. Louis Perfectos 84 67 18.5 .556
Cincinnati Reds 83 67 19 .553
Pittsburgh Pirates 76 73 25.5 .510
Chicago Orphans 75 75 26 .507
Louisville Colonels 75 77 28 .493
New York Giants 60 90 42 .400
Washington Senators 54 98 49 .355
Cleveland Spiders 20 134 84 .130
wow, the Cleveland Spiders (awesome name) were epically bad. a .130 winning percentage...?!
Washington is about right thoughhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1899_St._Louis_Perfectos_season