When you watch the game tonight and see the 150 patch on the Braves jerseys, this is why!
Pictured here is an original 1874 woodcut of America’s longest continually operating sports franchise, ever. Shown are the champions from Boston, the Boston Red Stockings – who, after a number of name changes and moves, finally became known as the Atlanta Braves.
This original woodcut is from June 27th, 1874 – 3 years after the team was formed – nearly a century and a half ago! It features big names of baseball pioneers such as Harry Wright – the father of baseball, his brother George, Al Spalding the sporting goods tycoon, and the man to hit the first home run – Roscoe Barnes.