Monday, November 2, 2015

Fun World Series Factoid Overlooked by the Media . . .

Contratulations Royals . . .

The original New York Metropolitans Major League franchise won their 1st pennant in 1884 in the American Association. The franchise dissolved in 1888 and was replaced by . . . wait for it . . . the 1888 Kansas City Cowboys.

Their star player was future Hall of Famer "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, shown on his 1888 baseball card, who still ranks 3rd among all-time stolen base leaders (behind only Henderson & Brock).

The American Association vanished into Major League Baseball history after the 1891 season, pre-dating the birth of the American League by 10 years.

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