Today in the History of Baseball Leagues

Events in Sport

  • 1871-05-04 1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double
  • 1879-01-02 Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Illinois
  • 1889-10-24 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • 1901-09-05 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
  • 1915-12-22 Federal Baseball League disolved
  • 1919-10-30 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
  • 1920-01-04 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
  • 1920-02-13 National Negro Baseball League organizes
  • 1920-05-02 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
  • 1934-01-05 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
  • 1945-05-07 Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-03-09 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Deaths in Sport

  • 2010-11-22 Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)