Atlantic League (1896–1900)
The Atlantic League was a minor league baseball league that operated between 1896 and 1900 in the Northeastern United States. It was the successor of the Pennsylvania State League, which had operated from 1892 to 1895. The name has subsequently been reused twice, for another short-lived league in 1914, and for a contemporary independent minor league.
|Formerly||Pennsylvania State League|
|No. of teams||8|
|Most titles||Richmond Bluebirds (2)|
|Classification||Class A, Class B|
|1896||Newark Colts||82–61 (.573)||A||6 teams|||
|1897||Lancaster Maroons||90–45 (.667)||B||8 teams|||
|1898||Richmond Bluebirds||77–44 (.636)||B||8 teams|||
|1899||Richmond Bluebirds||63–25 (.716)||A||8 teams|||
|1900||Scranton Miners||26–7 (.788)||—||8 teams|||
In 1896, two teams relocated during the season, and standings show eight different teams; at any point in time, there were six teams active.
- In 1896, New Haven moved to Lancaster on July 3, while New York was expelled on July 13 and replaced by Philadelphia.
- In 1899, Paterson disbanded on July 4, and Scranton followed on July 9.
- In 1900, Philadelphia moved to Harrisburg, and Newark and Jersey City disbanded June 2.
- The league disbanded June 12, 1900.
- "Atlantic League". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 15, 2019.