Brooklyn Grooms

From BR Bullpen

Brooklyn Grooms: (1891-1895)

Between the years 1883 and 1931, the Brooklyn team in the National League was officially known as the Brooklyn Base Ball Association or the Brooklyn Club for short. During that time, the press would refer to the team by various nicknames. Between 1888 and 1890, the team was referred to as the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. Between the years 1891 and 1895, the name was shortened to Grooms. During the years 1894 and 1896 the team was often referred to as Foutz’s Fillies, named for manager Dave Foutz.

The Brooklyn Grooms returned to their previous nickname of Bridegrooms in 1896.

Sources and Further Reading[edit]

  • Marty Gitlin: "Los Angeles Dodgers" ABDO, Jan 1, 2015
  • James L. Terry: Long Before the Dodgers: Baseball in Brooklyn, McFarland, Jefferson, NC 2002. ISBN 978-0-7864-1229-7
  • Dodger Names