The birth of Major League Baseball
With baseball’s opening day just around the corner, this is a good time to take a look at the start of Major League Baseball in America.
The National Association of Base Ball Players was organized in 1857, which governed the game until the end of 1870. Next came the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players. This new organization operated from 1871 through 1875.
The National League of Professional Baseball, also referred to as the Senior Circuit, was formed on Feb. 2, 1876. Chicago businessman William Hubert, who owned the Chicago White Stockings (now the Cubs) was the moving force behind the creation of this new league.