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1903 Spalding ONL Baseball ad
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Official Baseball Dating Guide
OFFICIAL BASEBALL DATING GUIDE INDEX
  Official Major League Baseballs in this guide are specifically dated within the era of the league president. Variations with baseball specifications, trademarks, and logo designs can narrow down the year(s) and are approximately dated in chronological order.
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1890 - 1907 Official League Ball  OFFICIAL NATIONAL LEAGUE
DATING & PRICE GUIDE
1994-1999 Leonard Coleman Spalding Official National League Baseball
 
   
 
Pre-1909 Reach Official American League Baseball OFFICIAL AMERICAN LEAGUE
DATING & PRICE GUIDE
1994- 1999 Reach Official American League Baseball
 
 
 
NATIONAL LEAGUE PRESIDENTS AMERICAN LEAGUE PRESIDENTS
 
 
YEARS LEAGUE PRESIDENT YEARS LEAGUE PRESIDENT
1885 - 1902 Nicholas Young 1901 - 1927 Ban Johnson
1903 - 1909 Harry Pulliam 1927 - 1931 Ernest Barnard
1910 - 1913 Thomas Lynch 1931 - 1959 William Harridge
1913 - 1918 John Tener 1959 - 1973 Joe Cronin
1918 - 1934 John Heydler 1974 - 1984 Lee MacPhiil
1934 - 1951 Ford Frick 1984 - 1994 Bobby Brown
1951 - 1969 Warren Giles 1994 - 1999 Gene Budig
1970 - 1986 Charles Feeney    
1986 - 1989 Bartlett Giamatti    
1989 - 1994 William White    
1994 - 1999 Leonard Coleman    
 
 
 
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YEARS COMMISSIONER ESTIMATED
VALUE
PHOTO
2000-2014 Allan H. Selig $15.00 Photo of Baseball
2915 - Robert D. Manfred Jr. $17.00 Photo of Baseball
 

Brief History on Major League Baseballs
  Some time around 1876, Albert G. Spalding and his brother, J. Walter Spalding, obtained the right to produce the official National League baseball, which they would continue to produce for the next 100 years.

The American League, formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs combined with the National league in 1901 to form Major League baseball. Alfred James Reach, owner of The Reach sporting Goods company, sold his company to Spalding in 1889. Spalding continued to use the Reach label to produce American League baseballs beginning in 1901.

NOTE: American League baseballs with the Reach Trademark had Red & Blue stitching, and the National League Spalding Trademark baseballs had Black & Red stitching up until 1934 when in both league started using only red stitching.

Spalding along with the Reach label was producing Major league baseball for about 100 years until Rawlings took over in 1977, and Rawlings have been making major league baseballs ever since.

Baseballs made before 1974 were made with Horsehide covers. In 1974 Major League baseball switched to Cowhide covers.

Rawlings first started to make World Series baseballs in 1978 that features The World Series logo.

One baseball for both leagues. Rawlings introduced the newly designed official Major League baseballs for the 2000 season that also features the MLB Silhouetted Batter logo. Changing from the Official American League, and Official National League baseballs, the Official Major League baseball replaced both balls that were used.
 

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1917 Spalding ONL Baseball ad 1947 ONL Spalding OAL Reach Baseball Ad 1959 ONL Spalding OAL Reach Baseball ad 1977 Rawlings Basebal Ad
1917 Spalding Ad 1947 Spalding Reach ad 1959 Spalding Reach Ad 1977 Rawlings Ad
 
 
 
 
 
 
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