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Eight Player Transaction between the New York Metropolitans and the Brooklyn Dodgers took place on October 20, 1887


This period in Baseball History is often called Baseball’s Golden Age


1880 thru 1891


The United States economy gave major league baseball a large boost as urban population soared. The National League had 8 teams and under an agreement signed with the rival American Association, another recognized major league, a post-season championship was started in 1884. And, although these Games are not now officially recognized as part of the World Series history, they were indeed fiercely played baseball games between two major leagues.


The National League Providence team took three straight from the New York Metropolitans of American Association. These World Series continued until 1891 when “renewed fighting between the leagues prevented the games”.


Rather than trade players, most deals involved selling a player or a group of players into the same league.


Here’s 2 deals that went down on October 20, 1887 between two American Association teams.


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Transaction occurred on 10/20/1887:
New York Metropolitans (AA) to Brooklyn Dodgers (AA) : (Purchase Transaction)
Jim Donahue
  Bill Fagan  
  Frank Hankinson  
  Bill Holbert  
  Al Mays  
  Darby O'Brien  
  Dave Orr  
  Paul Radford  



Transaction occurred on 12/23/1888:
Brooklyn Dodgers (AA) to Columbus Colts (AA) : (Purchase Transaction)
Al Mays
  Dave Orr  



 Here is another purchase  from a different major league of 1888 from our Baseball Historian Archives


Extra Extra Read all about it!!!!  Here are the trades which Henry Easterday has been in:

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Transaction occurred on 05/01/1888:
Louisville Colonels (AA) to Kansas City Blues (AA) : (Purchase Transaction)
Henry Easterday, shortstop during the Dead Ball Era - born in Philadelphia Sept 16, 1864












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