Today in American League History

Events in Sport

  • 1900-01-29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
  • 1900-11-13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • 1901-01-24 1st games played in baseball's American League
  • 1901-04-25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • 1901-05-01 Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League
  • 1903-01-09 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924-09-14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1960-12-14 Washington Senators joins American League
  • 1973-01-11 American League adopts designated hitter rule

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1864-01-06 Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1931-03-22 Ban Johnson, founder of baseball's American League, dies at 67
  • 1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77