Full Name: Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson
Profession: Founder Of Baseball's American League
Biography: Johnson was founder and first president of the American League, which was intended as an alternative to the National League.
The National League had become an unwelcome environment for women and children, against which Johnson empowered the umpires in his league to discipline players.
Born: January 6, 1864
Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn
- 1900-03-16 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
- 1900-10-31 AL President Ban Johnson writes to NL President Nick Young seeking peace
- 1902-07-08 Baltimore manager John McGraw is accused by AL President Ban Johnson of trying to wreck the Orioles & Washington Senators; negotiates his release from the Orioles, having already signed with NY Giants
- 1912-05-19 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
- 1919-12-10 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
- 1920-11-08 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th
- 1923-10-19 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
- 1925-12-09 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
- 1927-10-17 Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL President