What were teams played during the first year of major league baseball?
The National Association was the first major league in baseball and was founded in 1871. There were nine teams that played in that first year. 1) Boston Red Stockings
2) Chicago White Stockings
3) Cleveland Forest Citys
4) Fort Wayne Kekiongas
5) New York Mutuals
6) Philadelphia Athletics
7) Rockford Forest Citys
8) Troy Haymakers
9) Washington Olympics
Of those nine teams, only two of them have played in major league baseball for every year since 1871. They are the Boston Red Stockings, now the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago White Stockings, now the Chicago Cubs.
1945 World Series Baseballs When the World Series was played in the American League ballpark, an Official American League Reach baseball was used, and when the World Series was played in the National League ballpark the Official National League Spalding baseball was used. It was not until 1978 when Rawlings first started to make World Series baseballs that features the World Series logo.