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A league of professional sports clubs that are not in the major leagues but are usually owned by or affiliated with major-league teams.
1. (Baseball) US and Canadian any professional league in baseball other than a major league. Compare major league
2. (modifier) of relatively little importance: that firm is very minor league.
any association of professional sports teams other than the major leagues.
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|Noun||1.||minor league - a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)|
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"