1880 Worcester Ruby Legs

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1880 Worcester Ruby Legs / Franchise: Worcester Ruby Legs / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 40-43, Finished 5th in National League (1880 NL)

Managed by Frank Bancroft

Ballpark: Worcester Driving Park Grounds

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

A simple marker can be found in Worcester on the former site of the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds, which reads:

"On June 12, 1880, the first perfect game in professional baseball history was pitched on this site (the former Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds) by J. Lee Richmond of Worcester against Cleveland in a National League game."

Reference: Visitor's Guide to Boston Baseball, Chapter 12


  • Peter Filichia: Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebrations of All 273 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present, Addison Wesley Publishing Company (March 1993)