Was the first major league game in 1905?
No. The origins of both the American League and National League are from years before 1905... The National League of baseball freanchises (and MLB in general) originated in the late 1800's while the American League of Professional Baseball Franchises was founded in 1901. The first major league game was played May 4, 1871 between the Cleveland Forest Cities and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas. Click on the 'FIrst MLB Game' link on this page to read about it.
Although the definition of "major league" has been argued, present day MLB, as well as the Hall of Fame, define the first "major" league as the National League founded in 1876. The link below describes the first game played in that league, on April 22, and mentions that Jim O'Rourke got the first hit in that game.
Leroy "Satchel" Paige -Anonymous Actually the first black pitcher in the major leagues was Dan Bankhead, for the Brooklyn dodgers in 1947 and in that same game he became the first black to hit a home run in his first major league game at bat.... Satchel Paige was the first black pitcher in the American Leagues and he did not pitch untl 1948
That was May 4, 1871 in what is acknowledged as the first major league baseball game ever played. The two teams were members of the National Association, the first major league of professional baseball players. Click on the 'First MLB Game' link below to see the play-by-play and box score for the game.
Which major league baseball team saw one of its pitchers win his 20th season game after he played how many seasons in the major?
The first game involving the National Association was on 1871 May 4, with the Fort Wayne Kekiongas hosting the Cleveland Forest Citys. However, there is some dispute on whether the NA was a true major "league." On 1876 April 22, the Boston Red Stockings defeated the Philadelphia Athletics in the first game of the newly formed National League -- an organization that continue to this day.