Troy Trojans (MLB team)

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For the athletic teams of Troy University, see Troy Trojans.
Troy Trojans Baseball team, date unknown

The Troy Trojans were a Major League Baseball team in the National League for four seasons from 1879 to 1882. Their home games were played at Putnam Grounds (1879) and Haymakers' Grounds (1880-1881) in the upstate New York city of Troy, and at Troy Ball Clubs Grounds (1882) across the Hudson in Watervliet, or "West Troy" as it was known at the time.

Overall, the franchise won 131 games and lost 194. They were disbanded after the 1882 season. In 1883 the New York Gothams, later becoming the New York and San Francisco Giants, took the Trojans' place in the National League, with nearly half of the original Gotham players members of the disbanded Trojans.

Originally officially named the Unions of Lansingburgh the team was organized in 1866, the successor to the Victories of Troy, and was a member of the National Association of Base Ball Players. The team was given the nickname Haymakers by a defeated New York City team. The team became the Trojans in 1878 when it joined the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs.[1]

Notable players for the Trojans included Hall of Famers Dan Brouthers, Roger Connor, Buck Ewing, Tim Keefe, and Mickey Welch.

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  1. ^ Kim, Ray. "When Troy Was A Major-League City". Retrieved Dec 16, 2013. 

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