Troy Trojans (MLB team)

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Troy Trojans
Years 1879 - 1882
Based in Troy, New York (1879-1881)
Watervliet, New York (1882)
Major league affiliations
Team colors

Green, orange

Major league titles
  • National League pennants: 0

The Troy Trojans were a Major League Baseball team in the National League for four seasons from 1879 to 1882. Their home games were played at Putnam Grounds (1879) and Haymakers' Grounds (1880-1881) in the upstate New York city of Troy, and at Troy Ball Clubs Grounds (1882) across the Hudson in Watervliet, or "West Troy" as it was known at the time.

Overall, the franchise won 131 games and lost 194. They were disbanded after the 1882 season due to low attendance. On September 28, 1882, only six fans showed up to watch the Worcester Worcesters host the Trojans in the second-to-last game of the season. That attendance figure is the second lowest attendance at a Major League baseball game.[1] In 1883 the New York Gothams, later becoming the New York and San Francisco Giants, took the Trojans' former slot in the National League. Four of the original Gotham players were former members of the disbanded Trojans, including three Hall of Famers, Buck Ewing, Roger Connor and Mickey Welch.

A previous team named the Union Base Ball Club Lansingburgh was organized in 1860, the successor to the Victories of Troy, and was a member of the National Association of Base Ball Players. That team was given the nickname Haymakers by a defeated New York City team.[2]

Notable players for the Trojans included Hall of Famers Dan Brouthers, Connor, Ewing, Tim Keefe, and Welch.


  1. Eduardo A. Encina, Taking a look back at baseball's lowest attended game before today, Baltimore Sun (April 29, 2015). Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  2. Kim, Ray. "When Troy Was A Major-League City". Retrieved Dec 16, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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