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, May 29 in Federal League history
Standings as of May 29, 1914
TeamWinsLossesPct.
BAL2290.710
CHI16160.500
BUF14150.483
STL17180.486
KC16190.457
IND14160.467
BKN13150.464
PIT14180.438

Today's Games
BUF 5 - BKN 1
STL 5 - KC 0
PIT 7 at BAL 5
Standings as of May 29, 1915
TeamWinsLossesPct.
CHI21140.600
PIT22150.595
KC19150.559
NWK19160.543
BKN17170.500
STL16160.500
BAL14210.400
BUF11250.306

Today's Games
BAL 4 at KC 1
STL 11 - BKN 0

  Did you know?

Hall of Famer Walter Johnson had signed to play for the Chicago Whales in 1915. He was given a $6,000 bonus but was later convinced by the Washington Senators to break his contract and go back to the American League. There was a slight problem as Johnson had already given the bonus money to his brother. Senators owner, Clark Griffith tried to raise the money so that it could be given back to the Federal League. He asked American League president Ban Johnson for the money but was flatly refused. Griffith then asked Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey who asked why should he give the money. Griffith replied, "how would you like to have Walter Johnson playings for the Chifeds next season and drawing all those fans away from the White Sox?". Comiskey gave Griffith the money.

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