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Historical Fiction #7: August 1871

Posted 12-20-2012 at 07:24 AM by jb28

August 3, 1871

The Chicago White Stockings have fired manager Jimmy Wood. Wood's replacement is a surprising choice; unknown 37 year old Taiwanese manager Tze-meng Goei.

Chicago is currently on a 9 game losing streak and are in last place in the National League at 8-12. Less than two months ago Chicago were at 8-3 and leading the NL by 2.5 games. The White Stockings have not won a game since losing third baseman Levi Meyerle to injury in June.

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Historical Fiction #6: July 1871

Posted 12-18-2012 at 09:15 PM by jb28

July 2, 1871

The All-Star Game rosters have been announced and eight Brooklyn players have been selected to play for the National League. They are:
SP John McMullin
SP George Zettlein
C Doug Allison
1B Nearly Phelps
3B Cap Anson
LF Charlie Pabor
CF Art Allison
RF Joe Simmons


July 4, 1871

The first MLB All-Star Game has been won by the National League by a score of 18-9. Player...
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Historical Fiction #5: June 1871

Posted 12-16-2012 at 09:30 AM by jb28

June 15, 1871

Chicago's Levi Meyerle could be out for the rest of the season with a broken hand. Meyerle has been one of the leagues best players this season. He currently leads the league in batting average (.564), on-base percentage (.586), hits (31), and home runs (3). Meyerle's play has helped the Chicago White Stockings to top spot in the National League. Now many will be watching to see if Chicago can cope with the loss of their star player and continue on their winning ways....
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Historical Fiction #4: April-May 1871

Posted 12-14-2012 at 09:17 AM by jb28

May 1, 1871

On April 1, 1871 at Cleveland's National Association Grounds the first game of the first major league baseball season was played between American League teams Baltimore Canaries and Cleveland Forest Citys. Baltimore won the game 5-2. The player of the game was Baltimore pitcher Dick McBride who pitched a complete game and allowed just 6 hits and 1 earned run.

Baltimore have continued that good form to finish the month with a 3-2 record. That places them...
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Historical Fiction #3: 1871 Preseason

Posted 12-12-2012 at 12:30 AM by jb28

April 1, 1871

Brooklyn Atlantics Spring Training

Brooklyn Atlantics have finished first in the National League spring training standings with a 16-8 record. That record was helped by our superior pitching depth and a tough spring schedule. It looks our draft strategy which favored pitching and defense has led to wins on the field.

Our spring training starting pitchers have both performed well. John McMullin started in 14 games and had 9 wins, 1 loss,...
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