The American Association of Baseball
Established: 1882

Folded: 1891

24 Total Franchises
8 Franchises join NLPB
3 Franchise Name Changes


American Association Franchise History
American Association Pennant Winners
1 *Baltimore Orioles (1882-1889;1890-1891)
2 ~Cincinnati Red Stockings(1882-1889)
3 Eclipse of Louisville(1882-1883)
          *Louisville Colonels (1883-1891)
4 Philadelphia Athletic(1882-1890)
5 #Pittsburgh Alleghenys(1882-1887)
6 *St. Louis Brown Stockings(1882-1891)
7 Columbus Colts (1883)
          Columbus Senators (1884)
8 New York Metropolitans(1883-1887)
9 ~Brooklyn Bridegrooms(1884-1889)
10 Indianapolis Blues (1884)
11 Richmond Virginias (1884)
12 Toledo Blue Stockings(1884)
13 Washington DCs (1884)
14 ^Cleveland Spiders (1887-1888)
15 Kansas City Blues (1888-1889)
16 Columbus Colts (1889)
          Columbus Salons (1890-1891)
17 Brooklyn Gladiators(1890)
18 Rochester Hop Bitters(1890)
19 Syracuse Stars (1890)
20 Toledo Maumees (1890)
21 Boston Reds (1891)
22 Cincinnati Porkers (1891)
23 Milwaukee Brewers (1891)
24 *Washington Senators(1891)

#1887-Pittsburgh Alleghenys leave AA to join NL

^1889-Cleveland Spiders leave AA to join NL

~1890-Cincinnati Red Stockings and Brooklyn
Bridegrooms leave AA to join NL

*1892-Baltimore Orioles, Louisville Colonels, St. 
Louis Brown Stockings, and Washington Senators 
join National League after the folding of the 
American Association.

Pennant
Runner-Up
1891
Boston Reds
St. Louis Brown Stockings
1890
Louisville Colonels
Columbus Salons
1889
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
St. Louis Brown Stockings
1888
St. Louis Brown Stockings
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
1887
St. Louis Brown Stockings
Cincinnati Red Stockings
1886
St. Louis Brown Stockings
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
1885
St. Louis Brown Stockings
Cincinnati Red Stockings
1884
New York Metropolitans
Columbus Senators
1883
Philadelphia Athletic
St. Louis Brown Stockings
1882
Cincinnati Red Stockings
Philadelphia Athletic

American Association Pennants by Franchise

4
St. Louis Brown Stockings
1884
1886
1887
1888
1
Boston Reds
1891
1
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
1889
1
Cincinnati Red Stockings
1882
1
Louisville Colonels
1890
1
New York Metropolitans
1884
1
Philadelphia Athletic
1883

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