The year is 1891. It is the early beginnings of organized sports leagues in North America with Baseball providing the first-ever Major Sports League and league rivalry. This year saw that rivalry near its end as the older, established National League was about to outlast the upstart American Association and witnessed the folding of the Players’ League.
The Amateur Hockey Association of Canada, as the first Elite League for Hockey, returns for another year of play.
The Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit, as the first Top-Player League for Football, returns for another year of play.
Leagues in Operation
Year 10 of play in the American Association of Base Ball Clubs (AA) took place 132 years ago.
Year 9 of play across the Independent and Minor League system of Baseball took place 132 years ago.
Year 5 of play in the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) took place 132 years ago.
Leagues that Folded
The Players’ League (PL) folded when its teams joined other Baseball leagues 132 years ago.