On December 23, 1886 — 1886 – The Cleveland Blues hire outfielder Pete Hotaling and Jimmy Williams as manager of the new American Association team. The club has already secured a large park site on East 39th street, well removed from downtown.

 


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Baseball Reference December 23

SABR Games Project

National Pastime December 23

National Pastime December 23

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