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Fri, 1871-01-20

On January 20, 1871, the first franchise in the yet-to-be formed National Association is born. The Boston Red Stockings, the league’s charter franchise, will be managed by future Hall of Famer Harry Wright. Two months later, the National Association of Baseball Players will officially open for business.

 

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