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.
The National League is older. It began play in 1876, while the American League began 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.
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'.
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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.
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
The town of Baltimore has a rich baseball history, both of major league teams and minor league teams. Baltimore began as a major league baseball town, then became a minor league baseball town, and finally, back to a major league baseball town. The first Baltimore Orioles team began in 1882 as a charter member of the American Association, a major league at the time. They played in the AA through 1891 when the AA folded. They joined the National League and played until 1899 when they, along with the Washington Senators, Cleveland Spiders, and Louisville Colonels were contracted turning the NL into a league of 8 teams from 12 teams. The Orioles of the 1890s won three consecutive National League pennants (1894-1896) and had players such as John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson, Willie Keeler, Hughie Jennings, and Dan Brouthers, all future Hall of Famers. When the American League began play as a major league in 1901, Baltimore was awarded a team. McGraw and Robinson and several of the players from the Orioles teams of the 1890s were on this team along with future Hall of Famers Joe McGinnity and Roger Bresnahan. The Orioles moved to New York and became the Highlanders (and eventually, the Yankees) for the 1903 season. They were replaced by a team, also known as the Orioles, that played minor league ball in the International League through the 1953 season. This team won 9 International League titles and had the great Babe Ruth as a member for the first half of the 1914 season. The 1954 season saw major league baseball return to Baltimore when the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles.
Jackie Robinson began his baseball career with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League in 1945 after being discharged from the Army. He signed with the Dodgers after the season, played with the Montreal Royals of the International League in 1946 and began his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Nonexistant. The American League began play as a major league in 1901. Prior to that, it was known as the Western League and was not considered part of the Majors.
The 2011 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season began on Thursday, March 31, 2011 (Opening Day).
Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds.
The Seattle Siwashes, a minor league baseball team that played in the Pacific Coast League in 1903. The first 'major' pro sports team was the Supersonics of the NBA who began play in 1967.
He began Playing baseball in high school,after which he was offered a Minor League contract by the Phillies. He entered the Major League in middle of the 2003 season.
Baseball was introduced to Japan in 1873 and was played mainly by athletic clubs and pickup teams. The first professional league, called 'Nippon Professional Baseball', began play in 1920 with two teams. THAN THEY REALISED IT WAS BAD
National. The National League began play as a major league in 1876 and the American League began play as a major league in 1901.
One of the first black baseball teams was the Indianapolis Clowns. Hank Aaron began his baseball career in that Negro League team.
Derek Jeter began playing for the New York Yankees in 1995. The Yankees are the only MLB team that Derek has ever played for.
The only professional women's league was the WPS, located in the U.S.A. It began in March 2009 and ceased operations in 2012.