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The Western club of Keokuk, Iowa, or Keokuk Westerns, was a professional baseball team in the National Association in 1875, the last season of that first professional league. It is considered a major league team by those who count the NA as a major league.
In 1875, the NA entry fee was $20 for one championship season. The Westerns won one of 13 games (1-12 record) before going out of business. For 1876, stronger clubs in bigger cities, led by the Chicago White Stockings, organized the National League on a different basis, chiefly in order to exclude weaker clubs from smaller cities such as Keokuk.
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