Boston Baseball Team, 1879
Baseball history photo: Boston Baseball Club, 1879. Manager Harry Wright's "Red Caps" fell just short in their bid to win a third straight National League title. Wright, who once played for the Knickerbocker Club in the 1850's, had a remarkable 11 year run as a manager and won eight championships. His Cincinnati clubs of 1869 and 1870, acknowledged by many including 19c Base Ball, were the United States Amateur Champion. He then won the final four championships of the National Association from 1872-1875 with Boston, aka the "Red Stockings." When the National League was formed in 1876, Wright remained in Boston and won titles in 1877 and 1878.
Starting from the top the players are: Tommy Bond, Pitcher; Jack Burdock, Second Base; Ed Cogswell, First Base; Curry Foley, Pitcher; Bill Hawes, Substitute; Sadie Houck, Right Field; Charley Jones, Left Field; John Morrill, Third Base; John O'Rourke, Centre Field; Pop Snyder, Catcher; Ezra Sutton, Short Stop and Manager Harry Wright. Click photo to return to previous page.