Cleveland Blues (NL)

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The Cleveland Blues were a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio that operated in the National League from 1879 to 1884. In six seasons their best finish was third place in 1880. Hugh Daily threw a no-hitter for the Blues on Sept. 13, 1883. Besides Daily, notable Blues players included Baseball Hall of Fame member Ned Hanlon. The team was purchased by Charles Byrne in 1885 for $10,000 and folded into his Brooklyn Grays team.[1]

The franchise had two presidents during their existence; J. Ford Evans from 1879 to 1881, and C. H. Bulkeley from 1882 to 1885.[1]

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  1. ^ Spink, Alfred Henry. 1911. The National Game. SIU Press. 2nd Edition. ISBN 0809323044

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