Cincinnati Club Forms as First All-Professional Nine

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Date 1869
Location Cincinnati, OH, United States

"In the fall of 1868, a group of Cincinnati businessmen and lawyers, serving as directors of the Cincinnati Base Ball Club, agreed to a concept so commonplace today that it is difficult to imagine how risky it seemed at the time. The club would recruit the best players it could find, from around the country (and), pay all the players a salary..."


Rhodes, Greg & Erardi, John, The First Boys of Summer. Road West Publishing Co., 1994, p.4

Submitted by Larry McCray


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