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Federal League Newsbeat
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Toledo News-Bee, November 18, 1914:
...meaning another year of the Federal League-Organized Baseball war. But you all know that already.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Toledo News-Bee, November 13, 1914:
That announcement was indeed made after the Federal League met on November 28, but it was made a year later. Weeghman bought the Cubs, Phil Ball bought the Browns, five other teams took cash settlements, and the Baltimore Terrapins filed a famous but ultimately unsuccessful anti-trust suit.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Harrisburg Telegraph, October 28, 1914:
...and Jones returned with slightly less money, a checkbook, and no Walter Johnson. The Big Train was having none of it.
As an aside, I love that Fielder Jones’s given name was Fielder. An apt name for a guy who played 1255 big league games in center field and led the league in both range factor and fielding percentage.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Toledo News-Bee, October 20, 1914:
It’s interesting that the basic framework of the Federal League peace treaty was essentially in place a year before it actually happened. As Herrmann suggested was likely to be the case, Weeghman did buy the Cubs and Ward did not buy the Dodgers.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Milwaukee Journal, June 4, 1914:
Regardless of who the ringleader was, Davenport was in the Federal League by the middle of June 1914. He had an absolutely absurd workload in the 1915 Federal League: 55 games, 46 starts, 30 complete games, 10 shutouts, 392.2 innings pitched, and 1497 batters faced while putting up a 145 ERA+. Davenport was never the same again, but to be fair, he had never been the same before.
This was the second time in two months that Herzog and Marsans got into it. This time Marsans jumped to the Federal League, playing nine games before an injunction forced him onto the sidelines pending the outcome of the Reds’ court case against him for jumping his contract. More than a year later, Marsans was permitted to rejoin the St. Louis Terriers, but the time away from baseball had apparently eroded his skills and ruined his career.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Calumet (Michigan) News, May 27, 1914:
Johnson got a 25% raise to stay with Washington for the 1915 season, but it wasn’t a record salary. Johnson earned $12,500 in 1915, but Ty Cobb took home a cool $20,000.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
For a brief shining moment between 1914 and 1915, Brooklyn had two major league baseball teams—the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers and the not-so-legendary Brooklyn Tip-Tops.
Within the New York area, one franchise was awarded to Brooklyn, owned by a baker named Robert Ward… The baker, with his brother George S. Ward, sunk more than $250,000 into the new concrete-and-steel ballpark, situated so near the Gowanus that fans got a good whiff of its toxic odors on summer days.
An owner paying for his ballpark? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
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