Re: FAQ Answers Round 5: Reds History
Originally Posted by westofyou
5. No they aren't they were not in a league for the 1881 season. The oldest continuing franchise is Atlanta and The Cubs.
Do you mean the Braves franchise? Didn't they have a different name before becoming the Boston Braves?
I've also heard that the Reds weren't actually the first professional
baseball team, but the first team that publically stated it paid its players. Any truth to that?
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.