The National Colored Base Ball League or the League of Colored Baseball Clubs was the second attempt to have a league consisting of all-black teams, predating the Negro National League by over three decades. The Gorhams beat the Keystones 11-8 in the opener on May 6, 1887. Philadelphia and New York disbanded on May 18. Cincinnati and Washington were admitted on May 6, after the season started, but played no games. The league folded after two weeks on May 23. One of the most notable players in the league was future Hall of Famer Sol White, who played second base for the Pittsburgh Keystones. He would later go on to become a notable manager and executive, and one of the pioneers of the Negro leagues. An active sportswriter for many years, he wrote the first definitive history of black baseball in 1907.