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Thursday, March 07, 2013
New York Sun, March 7, 1913:
The United States Baseball League, which vanished into smoke after a brief but stormy existence last year, was reborn at a meeting in the Hotel Imperial last night. Eight clubs, including one on Staten Island to be known as the New York club, compose the new circuit. The others are Newark, Washington, Baltimore, Reading, Pa., Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Lynchburg, Va. A schedule of 120 games will be attempted.
I like the phrasing. They’re going to “attempt” the schedule.
Obviously it didn’t work. Baltimore won the 1913 US League pennant with a record of 2-0.
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