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Boston's Big Four Hitters - 1873-1875 Boston's Big Four Hitters - 1873-1875

The National Association - the first major league - featured Boston's power-laden lineup which galloped away with four consecutive pennants - 1872-1875

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Boston Big Four Hitters Early United States Baseball History

The Boston Red Stockings (later nicknamed the Braves): Advertisements correctly stated The First Big Four Hitters Deacon White jumped to Boston in 1873 and played a major role in the Red Stockings 43-16 win/loss record, easily besting the 2nd place Philadelphia Phillies or Whites.

The Big Four lineup consisted of Jim Deacon White, a career .303 batter, who led the league in 1877 with a hefty .387 batting mark, Al Spalding, a pitcher, OF and first baseman, who hit over .300 most years, Cal McVey and Ross Barnes.

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