The Negro Leagues began when major league baseball established a color line to keep nonwhite players from participating.
Connie Mack began his major league baseball career in 1886. He played the position of catcher for the Washington Nationals.
The National League began play as a major league in 1876. The American League began play as a major league in 1901.
There is no record of any professional baseball game played in 1846. The earliest records of baseball began in 1876 with the establishment of the National League.
The National League is older. It began play in 1876, while the American League began in 1901.
A member of the team when the team began play for the first time or season or year.The term 'Charter member' is usually used with leagues or conferences. For example, the National League of baseball began play as a major league in 1876. The teams that played in the National League in 1876 would be considered 'charter members' because they played in the first year of the league. The National Football League began play in 1920. The teams that played in the NFL in 1920 would be considered 'charter members'.
Moses Fleetwood Walker played on an major league integrated team, the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association, in 1884. Over the next few years, about a dozen blacks played minor league ball. An ban on such players -- sometimes unofficial, sometimes explicit -- began about 1890. Professional teams, and later professional leagues, consisting solely of blacks began soon afterwards. The first black baseball player in MLB after that was Jackie Robinson, in 1947.
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He began his career witht the Toronto blue jays. I watched hime play for the Knoxville Blue jays in double a when they were in the southern league against the Memphis Chicks. His best friend in the league played for the chicks and his name was Joe Citari.
The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame began in 1936 by the Baseball Writers Association of America with five players voted in: Ty Cobb Honus Wagner Babe Ruth Christy Mathewson Walter Johnson