Troy, NY

From BR Bullpen

Troy is located in eastern New York state, on the east bank of the Hudson River, 5 miles north of Albany, NY and 10 miles south-east of Schenectady, NY. Together, these three cities form the Tri-City metropolitan area. Troy was nicknamed the "Collar City" in the 19th Century, after a local industry.

Baseball started early in Troy, with the Troy Victorys already in existence in 1860. In 1861, a team from Troy and a team from nearby Lansingburgh, NY, which is now part of the city, merged to form the Unions. The Unions played before the Civil War and then were highly successful after the war.

The Unions, now known informally as the Troy Haymakers not only were members of the National Association in 1871, but before playing against Association teams it contested against another Troy team, the Putnams. A team from Lansingburgh played ball in 1878 and became the Troy National League entry in 1879. Main source: When Troy was a Major League City

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Jeffrey Michael Laing: The Haymakers, Unions and Trojans of Troy, New York: Big-Time Baseball in the Collar City, 1860–1883, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2015. ISBN 978-0-7864-9493-4
  • Jeff Laing: "The Windy City-Collar City Connection: The Curious Relationship of Chicago’s and Troy (NY)’s Professional Baseball Teams (1870–1882)", in Stuart Shea, ed.: North Side, South Side, All Around Town, The National Pastime, SABR, 2015. ISBN 978-1-93359987-8