1877 Cincinnati Red Stockings
1877 Cincinnati Reds / Franchise: Cincinnati Reds / BR Team Page
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1877 Cincinnati Red Stockings went bankrupt midway through the season and almost left the league. After not playing any games from June 16th to July 3rd, the franchise was reorganized with a new board of directors and completed the season, and the 1878 season as well. They were 3-14 when they suspended play in June, but played slightly better after the reorganization. However, at a league meeting at the end of the season, the other five teams voted unanimously not to recognize the results of any of the games played by the Cincinnati team, because they had never paid their league fees. At some later point though, this policy was reversed and the results of the games played by the Red Stockings are currently part of the official record, although some researchers dispute this.