The FEDERAL LEAGUE

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The Federal League was the third major baseball league, competing against the American and National leagues. It operated as a major league from 1914 to 1915. Though the league was short-lived, its effects on the game then were great and still effect major league baseball to this very day.

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On this day, June 28 in Federal League history
1914
•Chicago won its 4th straight by beating the local St. Louis team, 7-3.
•Kansas City and Indianapolis split a doubleheader in KC. The Packers taking the first game 2-0, Indianapolis the nightcap, 8-7. The second game was marred when several cushions were thrown at umpire Anderson at the end of the game. Anderson retaliated by attacking a spectator. A riot was averted when the police escorted the umpire to the dressing room.

Standings as of June 28, 1914
TeamWinsLossesPct.
IND36250.590
CHI36260.581
BUF31250.554
BAL33260.559
KC31350.470
BKN24320.429
PIT25330.431
STL26400.394

Today's Games
IND 8 - KC 7
KC 2 at IND 0
CHI 7 at STL 3
Standings as of June 28, 1915
TeamWinsLossesPct.
STL37230.617
KC38260.594
CHI35290.547
PIT33280.541
NWK33310.516
BKN29350.453
BAL24360.400
BUF22430.338

Today's Games
STL 7 at BAL 6
CHI 10 at BKN 5
PIT 8 at BUF 5

  Did you know?

One of the labor disputes during the early days of baseball was the 10-day clause. The clause meant that a baseball club could release a player from his contract by giving him a 10 day notice. Firstbaseman Hal Chase turned the tables around on the owners in 1914. He gave the Chicago White Sox his 10 day notice and then jumped to the Federal League's Buffalo Blues.

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