Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Anniversaries Newsbeat

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Teams will wear ‘MLB 150’ patch on uniforms this year

Major League Baseball evolved more than it was invented, but generally everyone agrees on 1869 as the date after which baseball was a truly professional pursuit. That was when the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first all-salaried baseball team. Prior to that teams paid some players, but not all, and majority professional teams would often play fully amateur clubs on the regular.

1869 was 150 years ago and, since people like numbers that are divisible by 5, 10, and 25, Major League Baseball is going to commemorate the occasion

Always of interest for me to see what we commemorate.

 

QLE Posted: February 13, 2019 at 04:44 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: anniversaries, cincinnati red stockings

Monday, February 11, 2019

Season-long tribute planned to pioneering 1869 Red Stockings

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are fashionably celebrating the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings team.

Joey Votto and crew will play games in 15 sets of throwback uniforms, including a navy blue and a red-pants “Palm Beach” version, during a season-long celebration of the city’s baseball heritage highlighted by the undefeated 1869 Cincinnati team that barnstormed coast-to-coast in post-Civil War America. Baseball’s first openly all-salaried club, the Red Stockings popularized eye-catching uniforms with knicker-style pants and bright red socks while elevating the sports with a variety of innovations.

“From a historical point of view and in the evolution of baseball as the national pastime, the 1869 Red Stockings were the cornerstone,” said Greg Rhodes, the Reds team historian and co-author of “The First Boys of Summer.” ″It’s hard to imagine the modern game of baseball without the Red Stockings.”

Nice to see that this anniversary is being celebrated, given its importance to the sport as a whole.

 

 

QLE Posted: February 11, 2019 at 05:31 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: anniversaries, reds

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BDC
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (February 2019)
(219 - 10:40pm, Feb 20)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT - 2018-19 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to Twelfth of Never edition)
(75 - 10:38pm, Feb 20)
Last: spivey

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(269 - 10:35pm, Feb 20)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Kahuna

Sox TherapyHappy Pitchers and Molinas* Day!!!
(14 - 10:28pm, Feb 20)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Kahuna

Hall of Merit2020 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(162 - 10:01pm, Feb 20)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogYoung Yankees fan really didn't want Machado in New York - ESPN Video
(2 - 8:01pm, Feb 20)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogBREAKING: Free agent star Manny Machado has agreed to a deal with the San Diego Padres, league sources tell ESPN.
(156 - 7:59pm, Feb 20)
Last: BrianBrianson

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-20-2019
(22 - 7:58pm, Feb 20)
Last: RMc's Daps of the Dope Artists

NewsblogThe clock is ticking for pitchers, and there are concerns
(29 - 7:57pm, Feb 20)
Last: Powderhorn™, arrogant local sailing champion

NewsblogMLB Set to Pass New Rules Designed to Crack Down on Sign Stealing
(17 - 7:54pm, Feb 20)
Last: RMc's Daps of the Dope Artists

NewsblogBraves want you to get excited about ‘monetary yield’ and ‘glide slope’
(8 - 7:41pm, Feb 20)
Last: Colin

NewsblogMike Moustakas has unfinished business in Milwaukee
(3 - 7:22pm, Feb 20)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogNow one level away from majors, Cole Tucker looks to make an impact | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(1 - 7:20pm, Feb 20)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogTrevor Bauer Is More Concerned With Being Right Than Being Liked
(76 - 6:45pm, Feb 20)
Last: Brian

Gonfalon CubsSpring Training
(36 - 6:15pm, Feb 20)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

Page rendered in 0.9014 seconds
49 querie(s) executed