Harry Wright continued on in 1877 as the manager of the Boston Redcaps. The Redcaps did very well. They were 42-18 and finished first, 7 games ahead. Not bad for having lost some of the best players in the league.
Al who? Maybe you couldn’t find it in the headlines that year. But time marches on. Al Spalding had been gone a year now. Perhaps the mourning was over. No way to know for sure.
The good news is that Tommy Bond was signed to the team. A 21 year-old Irishman (ok, this is Boston) came on the scene. In 1876 he had a pretty good season for Hartford. He was 31-13. Got him noticed in Boston by the Braves.
Al who? How quickly they forget.