By John Ekdahl
The Toledo Mud Hens took wore the uniforms of the 1883 Blue Stockings last night during their 6-0 loss to the Rochester Red Wings. The team provided a little history for their promotional night:
The 1883 Toledos were the first professional baseball team in Toledo baseball history. They played their home games at League Park on Monroe Street, between 13th & 15th Street. The Toledos won the 1883 Northwestern League Championship, and joined the Major League American Association the following year.
The team is famous for being the first Major League American Association team with African American players on the roster, most notably Moses Fleetwood Walker.
Jimmy Haslam III, the new owner of the Cleveland Browns, met with the media Friday. While he assured Browns fans the team would stay in Cleveland, he may have hinted at some uniform changes.
He said he is eager to bring “winning back to Cleveland” and offered up a “zero chance” the team moves out of town. And the famous orange helmets with no logo could be on its way out.
“Will we change uniforms? I don’t know,” Haslam said. “But it is a marketing world.”
In case you missed it, the Mets and Padres wore throwbacks on Friday night.
“You gotta play this game with fear and arrogance.” “Right. Fear and ignorance.”…
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