The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball

A Complete Record of Teams, Leagues and Seasons, 1876–2019, 4th ed.

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About the Book

When the pandemic hit in early 2020, baseball’s minor leagues cancelled their seasons. A few independent leagues tried abbreviated schedules, but all Major League affiliates shut down—for the first time in more than 120 years. Since then, Major League Baseball has taken over governance of the minors, and leagues and teams have been eliminated. In its fourth and final edition, this book gives a complete accounting of the minor leagues as they were known from the late 19th century through 2019.

About the Author(s)

Lloyd Johnson is a baseball historian, writer and consultant, former president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), former executive director of SABR, past senior research associate for the National Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstorn, New York, and the first director of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. He lives in Belton, Missouri.

Miles Wolff is the former owner of the Durham Bulls, the Quebec Capitales, the Burlington Royals, and ten other minor league, independent and summer collegiate teams. He is the former publisher and owner of Baseball America, and Total Baseball named him among the top 100 most important individuals in baseball history. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11 in 2 vols.)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8929-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4769-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

From the previous editions:

• Winner of the 1993 Macmillan-SABR Baseball Research Award

• “Wonderful, indespendible”—The Sporting News

• “A very big and very good reference book”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

• “A must buy for anyone who enjoys baseball history”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

• “A remarkable achievement”—American Reference Books Annual