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The Players' League, also known as The Brotherhood, was an attempt to establish a third major baseball league in 1890. The National League and the American Association already existed as major leagues. The PL lasted just the one season of 1890, and the Boston franchise won the championship that year. Baseball is popular in the Americas and East Asia. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The American Association (AA) was a professional baseball league from 1882 to 1891. ...


Players League franchises

  • Boston Reds
  • Brooklyn Wonders
  • Buffalo Bisons
  • Chicago Pirates
  • Cleveland Infants
  • New York Giants
  • Philadelphia Quakers
  • Pittsburgh Burghers

Boston and Philadelphia subsequently joined the American Association when the Players' League folded. Brooklyn merged with the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (later the Brooklyn Dodgers) of the National League after the season. The Boston Reds were a 19th century baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts that played in the Players League in 1890 and in the American Association in 1891. ... The Chicago Pirates were a baseball team in the Players League for a single season in 1890. ... The American Association (AA) was a professional baseball league from 1882 to 1891. ... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ...


The PL was well-attended, at least in some cities, but was under-funded and its owners lacked the confidence to continue beyond the one season. Although the league was started by the players themselves, essentially as an elaborate job-action to improve their lot, the venture proved to be a setback for the players in the longer term. The infamous reserve clause remained intact, and would remain thus for the next 85 years or so. The already-shaky AA had been further weakened by the presence of the PL, and it failed a year later, reducing the total number of major league teams (and players) significantly. The reserve clause is a term formerly employed in North American professional sports contracts. ...


One benefit of the league, from the management standpoint, was the construction of new facilities, several of which were used for awhile by the established major league clubs. Easily the most prominent of these was a new Polo Grounds, which served as the home of the New York Giants from 1891-1957, and also of the New York Mets in their first two seasons. Once the demolition of the Polo Grounds began in 1964, the game's historians realized that this was not only the end of an era in general, but also the final chapter of the Players' League. The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by Major League Baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Franchise history In 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants abandoned New York for California, leaving the largest city in the United States without a National League franchise. ...


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Players League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (405 words)
The Players' League was a short-lived but star-studded baseball league of the 19th century which has been ruled to be one of six leagues officially recognized as major leagues.
Although the league was started by the players themselves, essentially as an elaborate job-action to improve their lot, the venture proved to be a setback for the players in the longer term.
One benefit of the league, from the management standpoint, was the construction of new facilities, several of which were used for awhile by the established major league clubs.
Major League Baseball Players Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (426 words)
The Major League Baseball Players Association (or MLBPA) is the union of professional major-league baseball players.
Players who were signed as replacement players during the 1994-1995 strike are ineligible.
However, after enormous negative publicity surrounding the alleged or actual involvement of several star players in the BALCO steroid scandal, the players dropped their opposition to a steroid testing program and developed a consensus that favored testing.
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