Major Leagues: The Formation, Sometimes Absorption and Mostly Inevitable Demise of 18 Professional Baseball Organizations, 1871 to Present

Major Leagues: The Formation, Sometimes Absorption and Mostly Inevitable Demise of 18 Professional Baseball Organizations, 1871 to Present

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ISBN-13: 9780786425303
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/09/2005
Pages: 383
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

David Pietrusza, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, has written numerous articles about baseball. He is also the author of Baseball’s Canadian-American League (2005) and lives in Scotia, New York, not far from where the Can-Am League pounded out its hits.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments iv

Foreword by Lee MacPhail vi

Prologue xiii



1. The National Association 1

2. The National League 23

3. The International League 47

4. The American Association 61

5. The Union Association 80

6. The Players’ League 99

7. Failed Beginnings—Part I 127

8. The American League 145

9. Failed Beginnings—Part II 183

10. The Federal League 209

11. The Continental League of 1921 253

12. The Mexican League 257

13. The Continental League 278

14. The Global League 301



Epilogue 319

Appendices 323

Bibliography 343

Index 349

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