St. Joseph Reds
The first of many professional baseball clubs from St. Joseph, MO was the St. Joseph Reds. They were formed in 1886 and had a surprisingly strong first year in the Western League, going 50-30, four games behind the first-place Denver Mountain Lions. Nin Alexander was the manager and Bug Holliday had a league-leading 28 doubles. Someone named Harding (presumably Lou Harding) hit .338, second in the WL. In '87, St. Joseph began 21-48 before folding on July 28. 20-game-winner Red Ehret spent part of the year with them.
|1887||21-48||NA||Nin Alexander||Team disbanded July 28|