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Boston Red Stockings pin, 1871
Gold pin with "Boston" in red lettering across a ribbon on the top, two crossed bats below with a baseball in the center and "'71" in black lettering on a bar underneath the baseball. Hanging from the bottom is a small leg with a red calf and gold foot. Back has a c-catch closure.
The Boston Red Stockings were formed in 1871 by Ivers Whitney Adams. The team was composed of former players of the defunct Cincinnati Red Stockings franchise, who were brought to Boston and kept the name with them. Led and managed by baseball pioneer Harry Wright, the new Boston team would join the newly formed National Association of Professional Base Ball Players for the 1871 season.
Boston Red Stockings (Baseball team)
1.5 x 1.5 x .5 in.
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