Negro League Baseball History

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NAL: 1937-1948 (12 seasons)

Beginning in 1937, the Negro National League, which had been the sole Negro League...

Negro National League II Logo
NNL: 1933-1948 (16 seasons)

Following the demise of the original Negro National League in 1931, economic conditions during the...

Negro East-West League Logo
NEWL: 1932-1932 (1 season)

By early 1932, facing the severe financial problems associated with the Great Depression, the nation...

Negro Southern League Logo
NSL: 1932-1932 (1 season)

The NSL was organized as a minor league by Thomas T. Wilson in 1920 and...

American Negro League Logo
ANL: 1929-1929 (1 season)

Following the demise of the Eastern Colored League (ECL) in 1928, the American Negro League,...

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ECL: 1923-1928 (6 seasons)

The ECL was founded in 1923 when the Philadelphia-area Hilldale Club and the Bacharach Giants...

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NNL1: 1920-1931 (12 seasons)

Formed in 1920 by Rube Foster, and considered the first organized professional Negro baseball league....