1881 Detroit Wolverines Season

In 1881, Detroit Mayor William G. Thompson bought most of the players from the defunct Cincinnati Reds franchise and formed the Detroit Wolverines, which joined the National League. The team finished the season with a 41-43 record, good enough for fourth place in the NL race.

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