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Gary Ashwill

David, I'm sure you're right, although it's also true that at least one article did claim that the players were all from the American League.

David Ball

I think "All-America" probably had no connection with the American League at all, but was a designation intended to mean that the team was selected from all over the U.S., with perhaps the added implication that they were the best or among the best of that wide range of players. That probably wasn't remotely true, of course, but it is certainly the way "All American" is used in connection with college football, and on the World Tour conducted by Albert Spalding in the winter of 1889/90, the players gathered from various major league rosters and brought along to play against Spalding's Chicago team were known as the All Americans.

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