List of National League presidents

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The National League President was the chief executive of the National League of professional baseball until 1999, when the NL and the American League merged into Major League Baseball.

National League presidents[edit]

Morgan Bulkeley, the first president of the National League
Key
dagger Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Name Year(s) Ref(s)
Morgan Bulkeleydagger 1876 [1]
William Hulbertdagger 1877–1882 [1]
Arthur Soden 1882
Abraham G. Mills 1883–1884 [2]
Nicholas Young 1885–1902
Harry Pulliam 1903–1909
John Heydler 1909
Thomas Lynch 1910–1913
John K. Tener 1913–1918
John Heydler 1918–1934 [3]
Ford Frickdagger 1934–1951 [3][4]
Warren Gilesdagger 1951–1969 [4][5]
Chub Feeney 1970–1986 [5][6]
A. Bartlett Giamatti 1986–1989 [6][7]
Bill White 1989–1994 [7]
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr. 1994–1999 [8][9]

Honorary president[edit]

Following the 1999 season, the American and National Leagues were merged with Major League Baseball, and the leagues ceased to exist as business entities. The role of the league president was eliminated.[9] In 2001, Bill Giles, owner of the Philadelphia Phillies and son of Warren Giles, was named honorary president of the NL.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Baseball Debt That's Long Overdue". CNN. February 26, 1990.
  2. ^ "A. G. Mills - SABR". sabr.org. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Time. November 19, 1934 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,847368,00.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vzpJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bQkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2814,1681764&dq=frick+giles&hl=en
  5. ^ a b "St. Joseph Gazette - Google News Archive Search". google.com. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Ludington Daily News - Google News Archive Search". google.com. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Martinez, Michael (February 4, 1989). "Bill White a Unanimous Choice to Head National League". The New York Times.
  8. ^ KAMIN, ARTHUR Z. (March 6, 1994). "New Jersey Q & A: Leonard S. Coleman Jr.; A New Leader in Baseball's Hierarchy - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  9. ^ a b Chass, Murray (September 16, 1999). "BASEBALL; League Presidents Out As Baseball Centralizes". The New York Times.
  10. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. June 14, 2001.