William Hulbert started his career in baseball with the Chicago White Stockings of the National Association, eventually becoming the team’s president in 1875. His frustration with the NA led him to start a new league called the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, where he put emphasis on integrity and order. Hulbert became the president of the league in the second year of operation and would hold that position until his death in 1882. During his tenure he strongly opposed games on Sundays, alcohol, gambling and upheld the integrity of the National League by handing down strict punishments to any player or team that hurt the image of the league.
-Michael Rinehart Jr.
November 23, 2010