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Encyclopedia > Ban Johnson

Byron Bancroft Johnson (January 5, 1864 - March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


Johnson was born in Norwalk, Ohio. As president of the Western League, he renamed it as the American League in 1900, launching it as a major competitor to the National League. He soon became an important member of the National Commission until 1920. Norwalk is a city located in Huron County, Ohio. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... The Western League of Professional Baseball Clubs was a minor league baseball league founded in 1893, and focused in the Midwest. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...


Johnson died at age 67 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state in the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1936 and next election: 1938 The 1937 process of selecting inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame was markedly different from the initial elections the previous year. ...


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Preceded by:
League established
American League president
1901–1927
Succeeded by:
Ernest Barnard


The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Ernest Barnard was the President of Major League Baseballs American League from 1927- 1931. ...


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Ban Johnson | BaseballLibrary.com (4984 words)
Ban Johnson's time-saving rule, which declares that pitchers must throw as soon as the batter is in the box, is soon withdrawn.
Johnson complains of not receiving box scores from some writers, who are appointed by the clubs as official scorers.
Judge Landis bans Giants OF Jimmy O'Connell and coach Cozy Dolan from the World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils SS Heinie Sand on the 27th to "go easy" in their season-ending series against the Giants.
Ban Johnson at AllExperts (1204 words)
At the suggestion of both Comiskey and Reds owner John Brush, Johnson was elected president of the Western League, a faltering minor league, at a reorganization meeting in 1893.
Johnson had criticized the National League for its rowdy atmosphere, which was driving away families and women.
Johnson remained on good behavior for two years, even getting an extension of his contract to 1935 and a raise to $40,000 (he'd previously made $25,000).
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