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, July 20 in Federal League history
1914
(Monday)
•St. Louis and Chicago split a pair at Weeghman Park. A late rally enabled St. Louis to take the opener 5-2. The Terriers scored 3 runs in the eighth and 2 runs in the ninth to come from behind. In the nightcap, Max Fiske gave up only 6 hits as Chicago won 4-2.

1915
(Tuesday)
•Hap Finneran gave up only 3 hits as visiting Brooklyn beat Chicago 3-1. Benny Kauff had a tough time at the plate, striking out four times in five trips to the plate.
•Buffalo defeated Pittsburgh 8-5 at Exposition Park.
•Earl Moseley scattered 3 hits as Newark shutout the Packers in Kansas City, 6-0. There was a scare in the fourth inning when Moseley's line drive struck pitcher Alex Mains and knocked him unconscious.
•The Terriers and Terrapins split a pair in St. Louis. The Terriers took the opener 4-1 as Eddie Plank beat Chief Bender. In the nightcap, Baltimore won 7-4.

Standings as of July 20, 1914
TeamWinsLossesPct.
CHI49340.590
IND45340.570
BKN41350.539
BAL44370.543
BUF39390.500
KC37470.440
STL36490.424
PIT31470.397

Today's Games
CHI 4 - STL 2
STL 5 at CHI 2
Standings as of July 20, 1915
TeamWinsLossesPct.
KC48340.585
CHI48350.578
STL46360.561
PIT43380.531
NWK43410.512
BKN37480.435
BUF38510.427
BAL31510.378

Today's Games
BKN 3 at CHI 1
NWK 6 at KC 0
BUF 8 at PIT 5
BAL 7 at STL 4
STL 4 - BAL 1

  Did you know?

Brooklyn Tip Tops pitcher Jim Bluejacket picked up a win over Pittsburgh in 1914. He did this without pitching to one batter. He came into the game in the eighth inning with the Tip Tops losing and picked off a runner to end the inning. Brooklyn then scored 5 runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead. Ed Finneran preserved the victory by pitching the ninth.

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