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Nicholas Young (executive)

Nick Young
Born Nicholas Ephraim Young
(1840-09-12)September 12, 1840
Amsterdam, New York
Died October 31, 1916(1916-10-31) (aged 76)
Washington, DC
Resting place Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC
Citizenship American
Occupation
Known for Formation of the National Association of Professional Baseball Players in 1871
This article is about the baseball executive. See also: Nicholas Young (actor) and Nicholas Young (sailor)

Nicholas Ephraim Young (September 12, 1840 - October 31, 1916) was an National Association of Professional Baseball Players; he was named league secretary, managed the Washington team from 1871–1873, and also served as a league umpire.

When the National League, baseball's first major league, was formed in 1876, Young was named secretary and treasurer, posts he continued to hold until leaving office as president in 1902. Although well-liked, his tenure was marked by a tendency to acquiesce to the desires of the most powerful NL owners; league play in the 1890s increasingly tended toward rowdyism and violence on the field, and labor disputes resulted in the single year of the Players League. Young also oversaw the NL's merger with the American Association after the 1891 season. When the American League claimed major league status in [[1901 in

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