1875 Hartford Dark Blues Season

1875 Hartford Dark Blues Season

In their second season in the National Association, the 1875 Hartford Dark Blues finished in third place. They were managed by starting third baseman Bob "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson.

The Dark Blues, with future Hall of Famers Candy Cummings and Tommy Bond, had the best pitching staff in baseball. Cummings won 35 games, and the 19-year old Bond finished second in league ERA at 1.56.

Following the season, they were one of the NA teams chosen to join the new National League.

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