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Friday, April 01, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-1-2016

Toledo News-Bee, April 1, 1916:

President Weeghman announced on Friday that the Federal league pennant, won by his Chicago Whales, will be raised at the Cub park. Regular flag raising ceremonies, bands, parade and speechmaking will accompany the event, which will be held probably in July.

Does anyone know if this actually happened, and if so, how long it flew? A quick googling was unsuccessful.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 01, 2016 at 09:55 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, federal league, history

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-22-2016

El Paso Herald, March 22, 1916:

The Baltimore Feds would like to have [Federal League President] Jim Gilmore drop around some day—the sooner the better. When peace negotiations were entered into the Baltimore Feds were left out in the cold. Other magnates in the “outlaw” circuit were taken care of, but the Baltimore people got what it classed as “the rawest deal in baseball history.”
...
But when peace came, with Gilmore engineering the proceedings for the Feds, the $300,000 investment of the Baltimoreans in a Federal franchise was disregarded…The Baltimore folks had something like $150,000 tied up in their ball park when peace came, and their league ceased to exist, the park was no longer of an use to them…They were forced to sell it for $25,000 to Jack Dunn, owner of the International team of that town.

Yeah, well, if they thought they got a raw deal from Gilmore, they haven’t seen anything yet.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 22, 2016 at 07:48 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, federal league, history

 

 

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