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There were eight teams in the inaugural season of the National League (1876):

Philadelphia Athletics

Boston Red Stockings

Chicago White Stockings

Cincinnati Red Stockings

Hartford Dark Blues

Louisville Grays

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St. Louis Brown Stockings

As of the 2007 season, the Chicago White Stockings, now the Chicago Cubs, and the Boston Red Stockings, now the Atlanta Braves, are the only two teams left of the original eight.

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The first World Series was played in 1903. The Boston Americans (now Red Sox) of the American League defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League.

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