On This Day In Dodgers History: October 27

The Brooklyn Bridegrooms represented the Brooklyn Base Ball Association and in 1890, the team was in their first season in the National League.

They fell to Louisville of the American Association in game 6 of a World Series, but due to cold weather the game was never finished. Louisville’s victory against the Bridegrooms and earned the nickname “Cyclones”. Game 3 ended in a 7-7 tied because it was too dark to play in Louisville.

The attendance was 5,600, one of the largest crowds for any of the postseason games.

In the previous year, the Bridegrooms won the American Association pennant.

The team had a record of 86-43 under manager William McGunnigle. People are wondering why did they get the name of the Brooklyn Bridegrooms? Well, seven players were married during the time they were playing.

The main position players on the team were Tommy “Oyster” Burns and Dave Foutz.

Oyster Burns 119 472 102 134 13 128 0.284 0.359 0.464
Dave Foutz 129 509 106 154 5 98 0.303 0.368 0.432

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Written by Janice Garcia

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