The American Association
has been the name of at least two leagues of professional baseball
in the United States of America
- In the 19th century, it was a major league, lasting from 1882 to 1891. Together with the National League, the American Association contested the World Series.
- Subsequently, a minor league was named the American Association. Together with the International League, it contested the Little World Series which determined the best team in minor league baseball.
, the American Association merged with the Pacific Coast League
There was also the American Basketball Association, which eventually merged into the National Basketball Association.