THEY WERE ALWAYS CALLED THE INDIANS Cleveland's current Baseball franchise was originally called the Blues. Cleveland's fist Major League franchise was the National Association's Cleveland Forest Citys The current Cleveland franchise that was a charter member of the American League: Blues - 1901-1904
Naps - 1905-1914
Indians - 1915-present The first MLB franchise in Cleveland was the Forest Citys who were a charter member of the National Association. The Forest Citys were involved in the first MLB game in America on May 4, 1871 against the Fort Wayne Kekiongas. Cleveland lost 2-0.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings. They were founded 1869 by attorney Aaron B. Chapman. Chapman hired Harry Wright to be the manager/scout/recruiter of this team.
They wore bright red stockings to go with their white shirts and Oxford black shoes. The total payroll of this first team ever was $9,300. The team organization made a profit of $1.39 after salaries and other expenses were paid.
The team won every game of that first season, and extended the winning streak to 130 games until they were beaten by the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1890.
The first major league team in Chicago was the Chicago White Stockings that played in the National Association in 1871.
well the first negro baseball team was the stars
There are two baseball teams in Chicago, IL. One of them is the Chicago White Sox who are in the American League. The other team is the Chicago Cubs who are in the National League.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings
The Cincinnati Red Stockings.
Chicago Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs.
The Chicago cubs and Chicago white sox
los angeles and chicago
San Fransisco Giants and the Texas Rangers
Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago has two teams, the Cubs and White Sox. -----Philadelphia had 2 teams between 1901-1954. Boston had 2 teams between 1901-1953. St. Louis had two teams between 1902-1953.
One reason is because Chicago is one of the few cities in the USA that is home to two maor league baseball teams: the Cubs are in the national league and the White Sox are in the American league. In the summer, the two teams play each other in 6 "Cross Town Classic" games which are very popular.