The Negro National League (NNL) was formed the second week in February, 1920; in Kansas City, Missouri. It was the first, officially organized African-American professional baseball league. The eight teams in the initial league were the Chicago American Giants, Kansas City Monarchs, Indianapolis ABCs, Dayton Marcos, St. Louis Giants, Detroit Stars, Cuban Stars, and Chicago Giants. Rube Foster of the American Giants was named League President and CI Taylor of the ABCs was Vice-President. The Chicago American Giants were the league’s first champion.