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  1. Jim,

    That continuous name claim is disputed. From the wikipedia entry on the Phillies-

    Carpenter’s first act was to try to change the team’s name to “Blue Jays.” However, “Phillies” continued to appear on the team’s jerseys. Students at Johns Hopkins University, whose teams have long been known as the Blue Jays, vehemently protested the change. They claimed that the Phillies’ attempt to use the name was an insult to their school, given the team’s reputation as a chronic loser. The experiment was dropped after only two seasons.

    For two years in the 40′s the team’s owner renamed the NL Philadelphia team.

    Only a hardcore baseball nut like me would even know that. LOL.

    Bill

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    Comment by The Florida Masochist — 15 July, 2007 @ 7:37 am

  2. I only wish the 10,000 loses were in dispute as well!

    Thanks.

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    Comment by Jim Lynch — 15 July, 2007 @ 7:48 am

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  5. After further research (Hey, you made me curious) I found that the name Blue Birds was never official.

    To stimulate interest in the club, Robert Carpenter conducted a contest to rename the club, and although it was never official, in the years 1944-45 the team was known as the Blue Jays.

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    Comment by Jim Lynch — 15 July, 2007 @ 10:08 am

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