Western League (original)

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Western League of Professional Baseball Clubs
Most recent season or competition:
1900
SportBaseball
FoundedFebruary 11, 1885
Inaugural season1885
Ceased1900
CEOBan Johnson (1894–1900)
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Last
champion(s)
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.