1892

Introduction

The year is 1892. It is the early beginnings of organized sports leagues in North America with Baseball providing the first-ever Major Sports League and the ending of a league rivalry. This year saw the older, established National League outlast the American Association.

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.


New Leagues

n/a


Leagues in Operation

Year 17 of play in the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NL) took place 131 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

Year 10 of play across the Independent and Minor League system of Baseball took place 131 years ago.


Year 6 of play in the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC) took place 131 years ago.


Year 3 of play for the Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit (WPPFC) took place 131 years ago.


Leagues that Folded

The American Association of Base Ball Clubs (AA) folded when a number of their teams joined the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NL) 131 years ago.

The logo of the American Association (of Baseball)
The logo of the American Association of Base Ball Clubs

League Champions and Other Events

Baseball

NL Champion: Boston Beaneaters

Hockey

AHAC Champion: Montreal Hockey Club

Football

WPPFC Champion: Allegheny Athletic Association

Basketball

No leagues in operation.

Other Leagues

Obsolete League activity.