Boston Red Stockings

The color red has been used in the names and commonly in the uniforms of several professional baseball teams in Boston.

  • Boston's first professional baseball club was established 1871 by Boston businessman Ivers Whitney Adams, and was named the Boston Red Stockings. Player-manager Harry Wright was brought to Boston to manage Boston's first-ever baseball team by Adams. He brought the nickname, the eponymous uniform, and three teammates from the Cincinnati Red Stockings when the Ohio team folded.
    • The Atlanta Braves of the National League are that Boston ballclub (established 1871) after a few name changes and two relocations.
  • The Boston Reds of the Union Association in 1884. The team was also called the "Unions".
  • The Boston Red Stockings of the Players' League in 1890 and the American Association in 1891. The team was called "Reds" more often than "Red Stockings".
  • The Boston Red Sox, established 1901 and still active. The club adopted the name "Red Sox" in 1908 after their intra-city rivals temporarily dropped the red trim from their uniforms. They were called "Red Sox" from that time, never "Red Stockings" or "Reds".

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