One of the first black baseball teams was the Indianapolis Clowns. Hank Aaron began his baseball career in that Negro League team.
Canada's first MLB team was the Montreal Expos who began play in 1969.
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In the United States, the first major league was called the National Association and was in existence between 1871-1875. The league disbanded after the 1875 season and the National League began play in 1876. Click on the 'National Association' link on this page to read about the first professional baseball league in the U.S.
The first league considered a 'major' league was the National Association which was founded in 1871. The National Association folded after the 1875 season and the National League was founded in 1876. The American League began play as a major league in 1901.
The National League began in 1876 and the American League started in 1901. The Cincinnati Reds were the first professional team founded in 1869 and were known as the Red Stockings back then.
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.
Carlos Lee plays both Left Field and First Base. As of the 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, Lee is a member of the Houston Astros.
The first professional league, The National Association, began play in May of 1871. However, the first professional team (all paid, no amateurs ) began in 1869 - Cincinnati Red Stockings.
The first major league in baseball was the National Association whose first year was 1871.
The motto of Futures Collegiate Baseball League is 'Who will be the first?'.