the national league grew from the first pro league the national association by Chicago owner William Hubert because of general disorganization
Click on the 'History of the National League' link on this page to read about the history of the NL.
The National Association started in 1871 and lasted until 1875. The National League came into existence in 1876. The American League started in 1901.
The nhl started 1916
The National Football League started in 1920 and was known as the American Professional Football Association. The name was changed to National Football League in 1922.
The Cubs franchise started play in the National League in 1876, the first season of the National League. At that time, they were known as the White Stockings.
The Chicago Cubs essentially started in 1876, when they became a charter National League member.
The National football league started in 1920.
The first major league, the National Association, started in 1871. The National League's first year was 1876 and the American League's first year was 1901.
A man named Ban Johnson bought a minor league club called the western league in the late 1800's. At the time the national league was the only major league baseball organization. In 1900 ban Johnson changed the name to the American league. They were still a minor league organization but Johnson, trying to change that started buying national league players with promises of better pay. By 1903 with the national league struggling, the men in charge of the national league finally agreed to let Ban Johnson's American league compete with the national league in a separate but equal league
When the National League began in 1876, the Cubs were known as the White Stockings.
The NFL began in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio. It was renamed the National Football League in 1922.
The National League began in 1876 and the American League started in 1901. The Cincinnati Reds were the first professional team founded in 1869 and were known as the Red Stockings back then.