From Ohio History Central
The Cleveland Blues was a professional baseball team from Cleveland, Ohio. The team played for two seasons (1887 and 1888) in the American Association, a professional league that lasted from 1882 to 1891. At least twenty-five different teams played in this league over the course of the American Association’s existence. The Cleveland Blues finished eighth in the league in 1887 and sixth in 1888. The Cleveland Blues joined the National League in 1889, and the team became known as the Cleveland Spiders.