Philadelphia in the 1882 League Alliance

By Robert D. Warrington

This article was published in the Fall 2019 Baseball Research Journal.

Histories of the Philadelphia Phillies portray the club’s admission to the National League (NL) as a straightforward and swift process. The facts tell a different tale. Philadelphia’s journey to NL membership was complicated and protracted. The team’s participation in the 1882 League Alliance was a crucial step toward major-league status Histories of the Philadelphia Phillies portray the club’s admission to the National League (NL) as a straightforward and swift process. Early in 1883, League president Abraham G. Mills informed . . .

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