On March 16, 1895 — John T. Brush, owner of the Cincinnati Reds and the Indianapolis Hoosiers, transfers six Reds players to his other team. This sort of exchange becomes increasingly common in the 1890s as owners of more than one team shuttle their players between their teams throughout each season in an attempt to stock their most profitable team of the moment. This strategy causes much distrust among fans, who feel that their loyalties are being trampled.

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Baseball Reference March 16
SABR Games Project
National Pastime March 16
Retro Sheet
Replay The Game

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