Eastern Colored League

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After the Negro National League was formed in 1920, the Eastern Colored League was set up by Ed Bolden in 1923 as the second major Negro League circuit. The ECL ran till 1928. From 1924 to 1927, the ECL and NNL champions met in the Negro World Series to determine the top team in black baseball. Bolden was president from 1923-1926 and Isaac Nutter was president in 1927-1928.

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



Further Reading[edit]

  • Michael Lomax: Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902-1931: The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8156-1039-7

Negro Leagues

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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

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