Middle Atlantic League

Middle Atlantic League

Middle Atlantic League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1925
No. of teams 54
Country USA
Ceased 1951
Last champion(s) Niagara Falls Citizens (1)
Most titles Erie Sailors (5)

The Middle Atlantic League (or Mid-Atlantic League) was a lower-level circuit in American minor league baseball that played during the second quarter of the 20th century.


  • History 1
  • List of teams 2
  • League champions 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The Middle Atlantic League played from 1925 through 1951, with the exception of three seasons (1943-45) when the loop suspended operations during World War II. The league primarily featured clubs based in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, although it had a team in Maryland and, in its final season, one in New York. Its longest-tenured team, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania - the Johnnies - existed for 19 seasons. Its final champion was the 1951 Niagara Falls Citizens.

Throughout its 24-year history, the Middle Atlantic League was a Class-C level, one rung up from the lowest classification, Class-D.

Elmer M. Daily was president of the league through all 24 years of its existence.

List of teams

League champions


  • Johnson, Lloyd and Wolff, Miles, editors: The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997.

External links

  • BR Bullpen