he 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
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.
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|
|CHI 4 - STL 2|
|STL 5 at CHI 2||
|Standings as of July 20, 1915|
|BKN 3 at CHI 1|
|NWK 6 at KC 0|
|BUF 8 at PIT 5|
|BAL 7 at STL 4|
|STL 4 - BAL 1|