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1. Atlanta Braves – The Atlanta Braves are an American professional baseball franchise based in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The franchise competes in Major League Baseball as a member of the National League East division, the Braves played home games at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium from 1966 to 1996, and Turner Field from 1997 to 2016. Since 2017, their stadium has been SunTrust Park, a new stadium 10 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta in Cumberland/Galleria, Georgia. The Braves play spring training games in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in January 2017, the Braves announced a formal agreement to move their spring training home to North Port, Florida. The Braves name, which was first used in 1912, originates from a term for a Native American warrior, from 1991 to 2005, the Braves were one of the most successful franchises in baseball, winning division titles an unprecedented 14 consecutive times in that period. The Braves won the NL West 1991–93 and the NL East 1995–2005, the Braves advanced to the World Series five times in the 1990s, winning the title in 1995. The Braves are the only Major League Baseball franchise to have won the World Series in three different home cities, the Braves and the Chicago Cubs are the National Leagues two remaining charter franchises. The Braves were founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1871, the team states it is the oldest continuously operating professional sports franchise in America. After various name changes, the team began operating as the Boston Braves. Then, in 1953, the moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The teams tenure in Atlanta is noted for Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruths career home run record in 1974, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, established in 1869 as the first openly all-professional baseball team, voted to dissolve after the 1870 season. The original Boston Red Stockings team and its successors can lay claim to being the oldest continuously playing team in American professional sports. Two young players hired away from the Forest City club of Rockford, Illinois, turned out to be the biggest stars during the NAPBBP years, pitcher Al Spalding and second baseman Ross Barnes. Led by the Wright brothers, Barnes, and Spalding, the Red Stockings dominated the National Association, the team became one of the National Leagues charter franchises in 1876, sometimes called the Red Caps. The Boston Red Caps played in the first game in the history of the National League, on Saturday, April 22,1876, defeating the Athletics, although somewhat stripped of talent in the National Leagues inaugural year, Boston bounced back to win the 1877 and 1878 pennants. The Red Caps/Beaneaters were one of the dominant teams during the 19th century. For most of time, their manager was Frank Selee. Boston came to be called the Beaneaters in 1883, while retaining red as the team color, the 1898 team finished 102–47, a club record for wins that would stand for almost a century
2. Dan McGann – Dennis Lawrence Dan McGann, also known as Cap McGann, was a professional baseball player who played first base in Major League Baseball from 1896 to 1908. He was a member of the NL pennant-winning Brooklyn Superbas in 1899 and he was also a member of the 1905 World Series champions. He returned to the NL, playing for the New York Giants, in 1909–10, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American Association. McGann had a personal life. He suffered from depression, and several members of his committed suicide. After the 1910 season, with rumors of McGann signing with another league team. McGann began his baseball career in minor league baseball with a team representing his hometown, Shelbyville, Kentucky. He also played for Kentucky teams representing Harrodsburg in 1892, Lexington in 1893, McGann played for the Norfolk Clams/Crows of the Class-B Virginia State League in 1895 and the Lynchburg Hill Climbers of the Class-B Virginia League in 1896. He initially played all positions except for pitcher, catcher, in August 1896, the Boston Beaneaters of the National League purchased McGann from Lynchburg to fill in for injured second baseman Bobby Lowe. McGann batted.322 with the Beaneaters, hitting for power, the Beaneaters released him following the completion of the season. McGann played the 1897 season with the Toronto Canucks of the Class-A Eastern League and he moved to first base and batted.354, leading the Eastern League with 20 triples. The Washington Senators of the NL purchased McGann, Butts Wagner, Bob McHale, the Senators traded McGann with Gene DeMontreville and Doc McJames to the Baltimore Orioles of the NL for Doc Amole, Jack Doyle and Heinie Reitz that December. He played one season with the Orioles, in which he batted.301 with 106 runs batted in in 1898, McGann finished second on the team in RBIs with 106, behind Kelley. McGann batted.243 for the Superbas through July 14,1899, for the Senators, McGann batted.343 during the rest of the 1899 season. Short on money, the Senators sold McGann and Gus Weyhing to the St. Louis Cardinals for $5,000 on March 9,1900, McGann left the Cardinals before the end of 1901 season, for unknown reasons. The Cardinals replaced McGann with Bill Richardson, with the formation of the American League as a competitor to the NL, McGann joined many fellow NL players who jumped to the AL. Following Cardinals teammate John McGraw, who became player-manager of the Baltimore Orioles of the AL before the 1901 season, however, the Orioles struggled with debt. Joe Kelley, star player for the Orioles and son-in-law of part-owner John Mahon, unable to afford that debt, Mahon purchased shares of the team from Kelley and John McGraw
3. Joe Kelley – Joseph James Kelley was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who starred in the outfield of the Baltimore Orioles teams of the 1890s. Making up the nucleus of the Orioles along with John McGraw, Willie Keeler and he returned to the NL with Cincinnati Reds and Boston Doves. Kelley served as player-manager of the Reds and Doves, after extending his career in the minor leagues, he coached the Brooklyn Robins, and scouted for the New York Yankees. Kelley was regarded as an excellent batter, a base runner. Over his seventeen-season MLB career, Kelley had a.317 batting average, Kelley stole a career-high 87 bases in the 1896 season, which led MLB. He finished in the top ten in categories such as batting average, home runs, runs batted in. He served as captain of the Orioles and the Superbas. In recognition of his achievements, Kelley was elected a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1971. Kelley was born to Patrick Kelly and Ann Kelly in Cambridge, Kelleys parents emigrated to the United States from Ireland, and he had five siblings. According to the 1880 United States Census, Patrick worked as a marble cutter, as a child, Kelley was educated at a parochial grammar school and St. Thomas Aquinas College in Cambridge, where he starred for the schools baseball team as a pitcher. He worked for a piano manufacturer and the John P. Lowell Arms Company. He practiced with the Harvard Crimson, the baseball team of Harvard University. Kelley made his debut with the Lowell Indians of the New England League in 1891. During games he did not pitch, Lowells manager put him in the lineup as an infielder, Kelley had a 10–3 win–loss record and a NEL-leading.323 batting average with Lowell. Three days later, Kelley signed with the Boston Beaneaters of the National League, Kelley made his major league debut in August 1891 with the Beaneaters. After batting.244 in twelve games played, the Beaneaters released Kelley after the season, Kelley began the 1892 season with the Omaha Omahogs of the Class–A Western League, turning down a $1,200 salary from the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League. With Omaha, Kelley batted.316 with 19 stolen bases in 58 games, the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NL purchased Kelleys contract from Omaha for $500 on July 2,1892. Ned Hanlon, new manager of the Baltimore Orioles, traded George Van Haltren to the Pirates for Kelley, Hanlon had succeeded Van Haltren as Orioles manager during the season, remaining with the Orioles as a player, Van Haltren openly criticized Hanlon
4. Bill Dahlen – William Frederick Dahlen, nicknamed Bad Bill for his ferocious temperament, was an American shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for four National League teams from 1891 to 1911. After twice batting over.350 for the Chicago Colts, he starred on championship teams with the Brooklyn Superbas and he was also among the NLs top seven players in hits, runs, triples and total bases. His 42-game hitting streak in 1894 was a record until 1897, and remains the fourth longest in history, Dahlen was born in Nelliston, New York at the corner of Berthoud and Dahlen and East Main. He was a good hitter and had a good amount of power for the dead-ball era. He began his career with the Colts in 1891, and during his eight years with the team finished among the NLs top ten players in home runs four times and in slugging average three times. His 1894 season included a record 42-game hitting streak from June 20 to August 6, amazingly, after going 0-for-6 in the next game, a 10-inning contest on August 7, Dahlen pulled off another 28-game streak, ending up having hit in 70 of 71 games. His mark was three years later by Willie Keeler, who hit in 44 straight, that NL record was eventually tied by Pete Rose. Only Joe DiMaggio, with his 56-game streak in 1941, has bettered Dahlens mark among right-handed batters, Dahlen also twice hit three triples in a game, and once he tripled twice in one inning. Prior to the 1899 season, Dahlen was traded by Chicago, in 1902, he finished fourth in the NL with 74 RBI. In 1903 he set an NL record for fielding percentage with a.948 average, breaking George Wrights 1878 mark of.947, Tommy Corcoran broke his record in 1905 with a.952 average. After the 1903 season, Dahlen was traded to the Giants, while Cronin and Babb contributed only three bad years to Brooklyn, Dahlen posted great numbers with the Giants, leading the league with 80 RBI in his first year,1904. In 1905 he was again among the RBI leaders, despite hitting only.242, although he was hitless in the five-game Series, he contributed with flawless defense and by drawing three walks and stealing three bases. He was often considered one of the quietest players in the game, after the 1907 season, he was traded to the Boston Doves, for whom he played his last two full seasons. In 1909 he broke Jake Beckleys record of 2386 career games and he was named Brooklyns manager for the 1910 season, but never finished above 6th place in four seasons. His last playing appearances were three games as a pinch-hitter in 1910, and one game at shortstop in 1911. In a 21-season career, Dahlen batted.272, his 84 home runs were then among the fifteen highest totals in history, and ranked behind only Herman Long among shortstops. His 289 stolen bases after the statistic was redefined in 1898 were then among the ten highest totals, Dahlens 14,566 total chances at all positions have been surpassed by only Maranville and Wagner. Dahlen died in Brooklyn after an illness at age 80
5. Beals Becker – David Beals Becker was an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1908 to 1915. Becker was born in El Dorado, Kansas in 1886 and he attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri and is the only Wentworth graduate ever to play major league baseball. At Wentworth, Becker was a Lieutenant in Company A and was a member of the Bugle Corps and he played left end for the football team, was center on the basketball team, and pitched and played the outfield on the baseball nine. Becker was the recipient of Wentworths Champion Athlete Award in 1903, from 1908 to 1915, Becker played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Boston Doves, the New York Giants, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Philadelphia Phillies. Often upset by hometown heckling, Becker usually played better on the road and he was a fair fielder and, as a left-handed batter who had trouble with southpaw pitching, he was often platooned to face right-handers. Becker made a name for himself in the leagues as a hard-hitting outfielder. In 1910, Becker became the first player to hit two home runs in one season. On June 9,1913, he set a league record with two inside-the-park homers in one game. His best all-around year was 1914, when he hit.325, second in the league and he played in three World Series, two with the Giants in 1911 and 1912, and one with the Phillies in 1915. After his major league career ended, Becker bounced around the minor leagues for a number of years and was a member of the league champion Kansas City Blues in 1923. He died in Huntington Park, California in 1943 at the age of 57, on episode #1309, of PBSs Antiques Roadshow, a man who claimed to be Beckers great-great nephew brought two photographs and a uniform belonging to Becker to the show for appraisal. The items were valued at US$50,000
6. Ed Abbaticchio – Edward James Batty Abbaticchio was the first Major League Baseball player and first professional football player of Italian ancestry. Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Abbatticchio was primarily a shortstop and second baseman, though he saw playing time in the outfield. He began his career with a semi-professional team from Greensburg. Shortly afterwards, he made his Major League debut, in the National League and he played in three games for the Phillies that season and played another 25 for them in 1898. In 1899, he played in the Western League for the Minneapolis Millers and in 1900 in the American Association for the Millers, for the 1901 and 1902 seasons, Abbaticchio moved on to play with the Nashville Vols of the Southern Association. During those two seasons, he led the league in batting averages of.360 and.367. For the next two years, he played again in the National League for the Boston Beaneaters. He had initially decided to leave baseball in 1906, choosing instead to run a hotel in Latrobe, a year later, the Pittsburgh Pirates convinced Abbaticchio to join them for their 1907 season. He then stayed with Pirates until the 1910 season, when he joined the Boston Doves, during his time in Pittsburgh, Ed played on the Pirates 1909 World Series team. However, in the World Series he struck out in his only at-bat, as a pinch hitter. However the season prior, on October 4, Ed hit a ball into the stands in game against the Chicago Cubs, which was called foul by umpire Hank ODay, who also ruled on the infamous Merkles Boner. The Pirates protested the call which would have been a home run or triple. Had the Pirates won the game, they also captured the 1908 National League pennant. The story of the lawsuit has since been debunked as fiction, Abbaticchio was a good friend of Pirates great Honus Wagner. The two played each other in the Pirate infield. Wagner once called Abbaticchio a great second baseman with whom he had the honor to play with, Wagner also went on to say that he was an ever lasting credit to baseball, to Pittsburgh, and his home section of Latrobe. Statistically was an above-average fielder and base thief, outside of baseball, Abbatticchio was also among the first wave of professional football players. He began his football career with the Latrobe Athletic Association in 1895 and was paid $50 a game for Latrobe
7. Jim Ball (baseball) – James Jim Chandler Ball was an American professional baseball player who played in the National League for parts of two season spanning 1907–1908. Born in Harford County, Maryland, he was drafted by the Boston Doves from the Baltimore Orioles of the Eastern League in the 1907 rule 5 draft and he was released from the Doves in January 1908. On August 22,1908, his contract was purchased by the Boston Doves from the Baltimore. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference
8. Frank Bowerman – While always playing in the shadows of Wilbert Robinson and Roger Bresnahan, he was a solid player who could play any position in the diamond, and he even pitched an inning for the Giants in 1904. He was also the first to catch Hall-of-Famer Christy Mathewson, bowerman was known for having a short fuse, as he repeatedly got into fights with players, umpires, and fans. In one such case in 1903, he punched a heckler in the face and he also started a fight with manager Fred Clarke while with the Pirates and gave him a black eye. The Doves hired him as manager during the 1909 season, but his fiery temper did not go well with his team, bowerman died in his birthplace of Romeo, Michigan five days shy of his 80th birthday. List of Major League Baseball player–managers Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference The Deadball Era
9. Dave Brain – He was born in Hereford, England. The English-born Brain was an unreliable fielder who showed some power with his bat and good speed on the basepaths. In 1903 for the St. Louis Cardinals he stole 21 bases and hit 15 triples, but his accomplishments were overshadowed by his 67 errors –41 at shortstop and 22 at third base. In 1904 Brain played around the infield, hitting 24 doubles with 12 triples and 18 stolen bases, in 1905 he divided his playing time between St. Louis and the Pittsburgh Pirates, and played the next two seasons with the Boston teams of the National League. Brain led the batters with 10 home runs in 1907. He played his last major league season in 1908, appearing in 27 games with the Cincinnati Reds, in a seven-season career, Brain was a.252 hitter with 27 home runs and 303 RBI in 679 games. Brain died in Los Angeles, at the age of 80, list of Major League Baseball annual home run leaders Baseball Reference
10. Al Bridwell – Bridwell hit the single which caused the crucial Merkle boner running error of the 1908 season against the Chicago Cubs. The error ended up costing the Giants the pennant, Bridwell never played in a World Series. Midway through the 1911 season, he was traded by the Giants and he played his final two years in the Federal League. In 1,252 career games, Bridwell batted.255 with 348 RBIs and he had 1,064 hits, with 95 doubles and 32 triples in 4,169 at bats. Bridwell had this to say about the reason why John McGraw was a manager, He knew how to handle men, some players he rode. He got the most out of each man, bridwells pugnaciousness fit right in with McGraws style of play. He once punched McGraw in the nose, earning a two-game suspension, however, in Lawrence Ritters book The Glory of their Times, Bridwell said he was suspended to two weeks. Bridwell was interviewed for Lawrence Ritters book The Glory of their Times and he died at age 85 and had one daughter. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference
11. George Browne (baseball) – George Edward Browne was a professional baseball player. He was an outfielder over parts of seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants, Boston Doves, Chicago Cubs, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox. He was the National League leader in runs scored in 1904 with New York, for his career, he compiled a.273 batting average,303 runs batted in,614 runs scored, and 190 stolen bases. Browne was a member of the 1905 World Series Champion Giants and he was born in Richmond, Virginia and later died in Hyde Park, New York at the age of 44