The Toledo Blue Stockings formed as a minor league baseball team in Toledo, Ohio in 1883. They won the Northwestern League championship in 1883. Their home ballpark was League Park.

The following year, they joined the major league American Association. That year, they finished 8th with a 46-58 record. The team returned to the minors the next year and disbanded after the 1885 season.

Historically, the team is best known for being the only major league team with black players (Moses Fleetwood Walker and his brother, Welday Walker) prior to Jackie Robinson's appearance with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

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