1890 January

9th  Brooklyn is selected by the AA as a new franchise. Syracuse, Rochester, and Toledo were selected earlier. However, the Brooklyn team will be transferred to Baltimore before the end of the season.

16th  Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, and three other labor leaders pledge support for the PL at a league meeting in Philadelphia.

25th  M.P. Betts, secretary of the National League of Great Britain, asks for the addresses of American players living in Great Britain who might be interested in playing in the new league. Few respond.