for back then, teams did not have an official (formal) name
they were called what ever the (sports editor) press/newspapers called them
some of the names were orioles, americans, highlanders,yankees,yanks
in 1913, they officially became the N.Y. Yankees
the brooklyn dodgers had a few names including bridegrooms,grays,grooms,superba and robins
and the trolly dodgers, dodgers
they officially became the brooklyn dodgers in 1933
Last edited by drdg; 04-21-2012 at 05:04 PM.
He might be. Back then, teams were known mainly for the cities they played in, and the nicknames were frequently given out by newspapers, and there would be a lot of informal nicknames but no official nicknames.
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