Western League (original)

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Western League of Professional Baseball Clubs
Most recent season or competition:
FoundedFebruary 11, 1885
Inaugural season1885
CEOBan Johnson (1894–1900)
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
White Stockings
Most titlesIndianapolis (4)

The Western League of Professional Baseball Clubs, also called the Western League, was a minor league baseball league. It created on February 11, 1885. It focused on the Midwestern United States.

History[change | change source]

Before its most famous version in November 1893, the Western League existed in various forms. The League was created as a minor league on February 11, 1885.[1][2][3] The original clubs were in IndianapolisKansas CityClevelandMilwaukeeToledo and Omaha/Keokuk, Iowa.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Western League versus Western Association" (PDF), SABR Minor League Newsletter, June 2002, retrieved October 12, 2009
  2. Madden, W.C.; Stewart, Patrick (2002). The Western League: A Baseball History, 1885 through 1999. ISBN 0-7864-1003-5.
  3. "Baseball Chronology – 1885". TheBasebeballLibrary.com. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
  4. "1885 Western League | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.