Team started in Hartford.
First Game Played April 30, 1877
Last Game Played September 29, 1877
Managers: (1)
Bob Ferguson 1877

National Association Champs:

National League Champions
Hall of Famers: (1)
Morgan Bulkeley Owner 1877

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Defunct Teams

Played As:
Hartford Dark Blues 1874-76
Brooklyn Hartfords 1877
Historical Moments:

Looking to expand his fan base, Owner Morgan G. Bulkeley moves his team from Hartford to Brooklyn but keeps Hartford in his heart as the team is called the Brooklyn Hartfords. The two arms that led Hartford did not accompany the team to Brooklyn, as Tommy Bond joined the Boston Red Stockings and Candy Cummings ended up playing with the Cincinnati Reds. Playing at the Union Grounds, one of baseball's first true stadiums, the Hartfords played Boston to a 1-1 draw in their first game on April 30th. Without Bond and Cummings, the pitching was done mostly by Terry Larkin, who posted a record of 29-25, while John Cassidy was the top hitter batting .378. The Hartfords would finish in third place with a record of 31-27 as fan interest did not live up to Bulkeley's expectations. The disappointing attendance figures soured Morgan Bulkeley on the business of baseball and led to him disbanding the team at the end of the season. Bulkeley would go on to long and successful political career, serving as Governor of Connecticut and later as a Senator.
Stadiums: (1)
Union Grounds 1877
No Hitters

Cycle Hitters:
1877 Season:
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Union Grounds
Morgan G. Bulkeley Owner 1877
John Cassidy
Bob Ferguson
Tom York
Terry Larkin
Joe Start