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Timeline of major events
- 1885: The first players' union is formed by John Montgomery Ward and eight baseball players. It is called the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players.
- 1900: Creation of the Players Protective Association for baseball players.
- 1912: Creation of the Fraternity of Professional Baseball Players of America.
- 1946: Creation of the American Baseball Guild.
- 1965: Marvin Miller, after leaving United Steelworkers of America, strengthens the labor movement in baseball as the executive director of MLBPA.
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