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Cal McVey (Montrose, Iowa; August 30, 1850August 20, 1926) was a professional baseball player during the 1860s and 1870s. McVey's importance to the game stems from having played on two of the initial professional baseball teams - the original Cincinnati Red Stockings and the National Association Boston Red Stockings. He also played on the first National League pennant winning team during its inaugural season of 1876. Montrose is the name of several places in the world. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack Official languages English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The National Association of Professional Baseball Players, or simply the National Association, was founded in 1871 and lasted through the 1875 season, after which its stronger teams created the National League. ... The Boston Red Stockings was a name used by two Boston baseball teams. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


McVey was directly in the middle of the most controversial game during Cincinnati's reported 84 game win streak of 1869 and 1870. Playing the Troy Haymakers and with the game tied 17 to 17, McVey fouled off a pitch which the catcher claimed to have caught on the first bounce. This would have been an out but the umpire disagreed. In the ensuing argument, Troy left the field and the game was awarded to Cincinnati on forfeit.


During his four years with the Boston Red Stockings, McVey batted .362 and led the league in RBIs. Four other members of the original Cincinnati Red Stockings joined McVey in Boston following the formation of the National Association, as they dominated the league winning four straight pennants. The domination of the Boston team however partially led to the formation of a more 'professional' league - the National League, in 1876.


McVey played for the Chicago White Stockings for two years. The 1876 team included Cap Anson and Al Spalding as they ran away with the initial National League pennant. McVey then rejoined the club from Cincinnati in 1878 to close out his playing career. This time, though, the team was called the Reds, played in the newly formed National League and was at the bottom of the standings. Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Adrian Constantine Cap Anson (April 17, 1852, Marshalltown, Iowa - April 14, 1922, Chicago, Illinois) was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball for the Rockford Forest Citys, Philadelphia Athletics (19th century), and Chicago White Stockings. ... Al Spaldings sporting goods company made a lasting impact on baseball. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ...


After his playing days were over McVey was involved with the 'outlaw' Pacific Coast League for many years. The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ...


External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis

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Cal McVey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (328 words)
Cal McVey ( Montrose, Iowa ; August 30, 1850 – August 20, 1926) was a professional baseball player during the 1860s and 1870s.
McVey's importance to the game stems from having played on two of the initial professional baseball teams - the original Cincinnati Red Stockings and the National Association Boston Red Stockings.
McVey was directly in the middle of the most controversial game during Cincinnati's reported 84 game win streak of 1869 and 1870.
Ross Barnes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (742 words)
He played for the dominant Boston Red Stockings teams of the early 1870s, along with Albert Spalding, Cal McVey, George Wright, Harry Wright, Jim O'Rourke, and Deacon White.
His offensive contributions were replaced by Cal McVey's, but Ross continued to play second base well.
Barnes, Spalding, Deacon White, and McVey all left Boston to join the new Chicago White Stockings of the just-formed National League, along with Cap Anson and Paul Hines, while the Wright brothers headed back to Cincinnati.
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