March 17, 1871
The National Association of Professional Base Ball Players is founding setting the stage for the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs or the National League.
Several of the NAPBBP teams would eventually make their way into the N.L. including the Boston Red Stockings which would eventually turn into the Atlanta Braves.
March 17, 1978
For the St. Patrick’s Day exhibition game, the Cincinnati Reds wear green uniforms rather than the traditional red. This starts an annual tradition and other teams soon follow suit.
Born on this day:
1944 Cito Gaston
1959 Danny Ainge
1965 John Smiley
1971 Bill Mueller
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.