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Should this page be a disambig page for the 1920 Negro National League and the 1933 Negro National League? --MichaelEng 21:25, 18 Mar 2006 (EST)

I think it's okay to list them together, just as we list the different Central Leagues or Northern Leagues or American Associations together. We should probably explain the differences in the leagues and have the cities represented feature. I'm doing brief write-ups of the Negro League teams (almost done with the Cs) and after that I was going to do cities represented by league - --Mischa 21:27, 18 Mar 2006 (EST)
Now that the American Association has been divided into three different entries, perhaps it's time to revisit the disambiguation issue for this page. The two NNLs were entirely separate entities that shared a name, and should be treated as such. The eastern teams (Homestead, Baltimore Elites, etc.) were never part of the original NNL, and the midwestern clubs (Kansas City, Chicago, etc.) were never part of the second one. Most of the eastern NNL teams did not exist during the life of the first NNL, while some of the midwestern NNL clubs actually were in the NAL during the 30s through 50s. -- Couillaud 10:06, 15 March 2007 (EDT)
I can see both sides of this and we have no consistent policy - the AA is the only one I can think of that is clearly separated out like that. OTOH, some of the leagues all on one page cover the same territory and have the same teams, whereas the NNLs were very different (as you point out). What do others think? - --Mischa 12:06, 15 March 2007 (EDT)
After more than four years of no one offering an opinion, I would like to split these two leagues into two separate articles. The first NNL was formed of midwestern teams, while the second was an eastern league. The true successor to the first NNL was the NAL, while the second NNL was more a decsendant of the old ECL. It seems that minor leagues with the same name do not get separated, but these were not minor leagues. Throughout their existences, they were the highest level of Negro League play. -- Couillaud 11:15, 13 November 2011 (EST)
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