Cleveland Blues (National League)

The Cleveland Blues were a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio that operated in the National League from 1879 to 1884. In six seasons their best finish was third place in 1880. Hugh Daily threw a no-hitter for the Blues on September 13, 1883. Besides Daily, notable Blues players included Jack Glasscock and Baseball Hall of Fame member Ned Hanlon. The team was purchased by Charles Byrne in 1885 for $10,000 and folded into his Brooklyn Grays team.[2]

Cleveland Blues
Years 1879–1884
Based in Cleveland, Ohio
Major league affiliations
  • Kennard Street Park
  • C. H. Bulkeley (1882–1884)[1]
  • J. Ford Evans (1879–1881)
Major league titles
  • National League pennants: 0

Baseball Hall of Famers

Cleveland Blues Hall of Famers
Inductee Position Tenure Inducted
Ned HanlonCF18801996

See also

  • 1879 Cleveland Blues season
  • 1880 Cleveland Blues season
  • 1881 Cleveland Blues season
  • 1882 Cleveland Blues season
  • 1883 Cleveland Blues season
  • 1884 Cleveland Blues season
  • Cleveland Blues (NL) all-time roster


  1. Spink, Alfred Henry. 1911. The National Game. SIU Press. 2nd Edition. ISBN 0809323044
  2. "Charles H Byrne Dead" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved 6 August 2022.

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