On January 20, 1871 (yes, that is 1871) the Boston Red Stockings incorporated. It just so happened they were a charter member of National Association of Professional Baseball Players. Pretty innocuous beginnings. This was the first professional base ball association.
And so … they are still playing. They are the Atlanta Braves. They are the only team today to have fielded a team every day of every season professional base ball has been in existence.
Why do I love baseball? How can you beat consistency like this? You can’t. It is that simple.