When did baseball become MLB?
November 24, 2010 2:32 PM Subscribe
When did Major League Baseball (TM) begin?
posted by languagehat to sports, hobbies, & recreation (26 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm copyediting a text that refers to Curt Flood's suit against "Major League Baseball." I lowercased it, being pretty sure that there was no such thing back in 1970 (just a couple of leagues with a loose overall organization), but thought I'd check to make sure. The obvious place to look was the Wikipedia article
, but it turned out to be a wretched disappointment, with absolutely no historical discussion of MLB as a trademarked/capitalized entity; as Shakescene writes on the talk page, "on first glance this whole article looks as if it came from MLB.com, as if there were such a thing in 1969 or 1935." I've googled around to no avail. So I turn to AskMe: does anybody know when MLB, as an official entity deserving of capital letters, was created?