April 2014 Issue

The Fascinating Beginning of Baseball's National League
After a tumultuous six-year existence of mismanagement, corruption, disorganization, and continued influence of gambling, baseball's first professional league, the National Association folded after the 1875 season. The following year an Illinois businessman, and owner of the Chicago White Stockings, William Hulbert saved the game by creating the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs.
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By Trevor Hayes
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