1895 March

16th  John Brush, owner of the Cincinnati Reds and the Indianapolis team of the Western League, transfers 6 Reds to his minor league team. This sort of exchange becomes increasingly common in the 1890s as owners of more than one team shuttle their players between their teams throughout each season in an attempt to stock their most profitable team of the moment. This strategy causes much distrust among fans, who feel that their loyalties are being trampled.