This press pass is from the 1896 Brooklyn National League baseball club. It is one of the most significant major league baseball passes I have ever seen. Here is some interesting information about the 1896 team:
- There few existing pre-1900 passes so this pass is special because of its age. It is also in fantastic condition.
- The Brooklyn team played at Eastern Park in 1896, where the team played from 1890 to 1897.
- The pass is personally signed by Charles H. Bryne, the team’s founder and president. Bryne died in January 1898.
- The media commonly called the team the Brooklyn Bridegrooms because so many of the players were recently married.
1896 Brooklyn Bridegrooms