1901 was the first year that the American League fielded major league teams.
1947. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball
The first major league, the National Association, started in 1871. The National League's first year was 1876 and the American League's first year was 1901.
MLB The first year of the National League was 1876. The first year of the American League was 1901. The first year of the National Football League was 1920.
The American League grew out of the minor league Western League (founded 1893) which renamed itself the American League in October 1899. The league declared itself a major league on January 28, 1901, and played its first major league season that year.
Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award was created in 1947.
Baseball America Major League Player of the Year was created in 1998.
The 2007 American League rookie of the year winner was Dustin Pedroia The 2007 National League rookie of the year winner was Ryan Braun
The 1984 American League rookie of the year winner was Alvin Davis The 1984 National League rookie of the year winner was Dwight Gooden
162 Major league baseball games are played during a year
American League: Curt Blefary, Baltimore OriolesNational League: Jim Lefebvre, Los Angeles Dodgers
$400,000 per year