1880

Introduction

The year is 1880. It is the early beginnings of organized sports leagues in North America with Baseball providing the first-ever Major Sports League. The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs returned to play another season.


New Leagues

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Leagues in Operation

Year 5 of play in the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NL) took place 143 years ago. (source) (source)

The 'first logo' of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs
The ‘first logo’ of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs

Leagues that Folded

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League Champions and Other Events

Baseball

NL Champion: Chicago White Stockings

Hockey

No leagues in operation.

Football

No leagues in operation.

Basketball

No leagues in operation.

Other Leagues

Obsolete League activity.