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1912–1913 league in Michigan and OntarioEdit
The first, also known as the Eastern Michigan League, was a Class D minor league in 1912 and 1913 at the Canada–US border. It was composed of five teams from Michigan and one from Windsor, Ontario. This six-team league never really got off the ground, playing a minimal 35 game schedule. The league lost one Michigan team that disbanded in 1913. This action helped cause the league's downfall. There was no known effort to organize the league in 1914.
1912-1913 cities and teamsEdit
1946-1951 league in New York, Ontario and QuebecEdit
The name was revived for a post-World War II Class C circuit that operated from 1946 through 1951 before shutting down. It was represented by nine cities, five from across the Canada–US border (four from Ontario and one from Quebec) and four from the state of New York. The four New York, teams, along with the Kingston, Ontario, squad were able to make the full run. The Ottawa Senators entry won three of the league's six titles.
The league proved to be a good solid competitive group for the first five years. Attendance was good, the league drew over 1,600,000 fans the first five years before finally disbanding on July 16, 1951.
1946-1951 cities and teamsEdit
- Auburn, New York: Auburn Cayugas 1946-1950, Auburn Falcons 1951
- Cornwall, Ontario: Cornwall Canadians 1951
- Geneva, New York: Geneva Red Birds 1947, Geneva Robins 1948-1951
- Granby, Quebec: Granby Red Sox 1946
- Kingston, Ontario: Kingston Ponies 1946-1951
- Ogdensburg, New York: Ogdensburg Maples 1946-1951
- Ottawa, Ontario: Ottawa Nationals 1947, Ottawa Senators 1948-1949, Ottawa Nationals 1950
- Sherbrooke, Quebec: Sherbrooke Canadiens 1946
- Watertown, New York: Watertown Athletics 1946-1951
- "Border League - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com.