The league operated with a split-season format, in which the schedule was divided into two halves, with the winners of each half to play a series for the pennant. However, the Baltimore Black Sox, led by player-manager Dick Lundy and Hall of Fame first baseman Jud Wilson, won both halves, and were awarded the pennant.
The league did not organize for the 1930 season, and it would not be until 1933 that an eastern Negro League would last for a full season.
The ANL made an unusually conscientious effort, for the Negro Leagues, to compile statistics for the league's players. These were published at season's end in the Pittsburgh Courier.
This league is not to be confused with the later Negro American League, which was based in midwestern and southern cities.
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