Today in Baseball: The Negro National League is born

Today 101 years ago, the Negro National League was born. The first solid Major Negro League that lasted for over a decade and really initiated Negro League Baseball. On this day in 1920, a group of eight midwestern team owners met at the YMCA in Kansas City (which explains why the Negro League Museum is …

Today in Baseball: Negro National League founded

Today a hundred years ago, the first professional negro league was founded. On the first day of a two-day meeting, eight team owners meet at the YMCA in Kansas City to create one of the most successful Negro League Baseball entities. Next to establishing the Negro National League, its governing body the National Association of Colored …

The Eastern Colored League

The Eastern Colored League was founded in 1923 as second Major Negro League (counterpart of the Negro National League which was founded in 1920). The league was founded by Ed Bolden, owner of the Hilldale Athletic Club, also called the Hilldale Daisies, and Nat Strong, a white promotor. Bolden ran the league for most of its …