East-West League

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The East-West League was the premier Negro League from 1932 to 1935, after the midwestern Negro National League picked up some eastern teams. The league shrank in 1933 due to financial woes during the Great Depression. In 1936, the eastern and western teams separated - the eastern branch took the old Negro National League name, while the western teams formed the Negro American League in 1937.

On December 16, 2020, the East-West League of 1932 was one of seven Negro Leagues to be recognized by Major League Baseball as a major league.


Cities Represented[edit]

Negro Leagues

Major Leagues
American Negro League East-West League Eastern Colored League Negro American League Negro National League Negro Southern League

Other Leagues: League of Colored Baseball Clubs | West Coast Negro Baseball League
Integrated Leagues (Pre-1947): Middle States League | Nebraska State League

Related Articles: East-West Game | Negro World Series | Special Committee on the Negro Leagues | 2006 Special Committee on the Negro Leagues Election
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