Originally Posted by Dan
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?
Beaneaters, Nationals, Rustlers, then Braves (after the owners involvement in a group with the Braves logo too)
You can trace todays Braves organization and the Cubs directly to the 1871 season, the formation of the NL, the thrust of the AA, UA, PL, the contraction of 1899, the formation of the AL, FL and on.