National League in History

Events in Sport

  • 1876-02-02 Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
  • 1876-05-02 Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
  • 1909-07-30 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1909-12-15 Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1913-12-09 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1918-12-10 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League for the 2nd time
  • 1931-02-04 National League adopts a deader baseball
  • 1934-12-11 Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1948-11-30 Baseball's Negro National League disbands
  • 1950-04-20 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League
  • 1951-10-08 Ford C Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1970-01-01 Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1986-12-11 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1988-11-01 Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award
  • 1989-02-03 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1990-04-21 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1896-05-28 Warren Giles, baseball's National League president

Deaths in Sport

  • 1994-01-10 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72