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 15 in Federal League history
1914
(Wednesday)
•Visiting Brooklyn came from behind with 3 runs in the ninth to beat Pittsburgh 4-2.
•Baltimore fails to score all day at Buffalo. The locals toss a double whitewash 7-0 and 4-0. Earl Moore and Fred Anderson are the winning pitchers.
•Indianapolis beat host Kansas City, 5-3.
•Three Finger Brown tosses a 4-hit shutout over Chicago as St. Louis wins 2-0 at Weeghman Park.

1915
(Thursday)
•After Buffalo swept yesterday's doubleheader, the Peppers came back to take 2 games today in Buffalo. In the first game, Earl Moseley pitched a 3-hit shutout to earn a 7-0 victory. In the second game, Ed Ruelbach had a no-hitter going in to the eighth inning but had to get out of jams in the last two innings to win 4-3.
•Chicago won again in St. Louis 6-5, despite a ninth inning rally by the Terriers in which they scored 3 runs before the side was retired.
•Jim Bluejacket got the win and Tom Seaton picked up the save as the Tip Tops defeated the Terrapins in 10 innings at Baltimore, 4-2.

Standings as of July 15, 1914
TeamWinsLossesPct.
CHI46320.590
IND42330.560
BUF39350.527
BKN37340.521
BAL40370.519
KC35450.438
STL35450.438
PIT30430.411

Today's Games
BUF 7 - BAL 0
BUF 4 - BAL 0
STL 2 at CHI 0
IND 5 at KC 3
BKN 4 at PIT 2
Standings as of July 15, 1915
TeamWinsLossesPct.
CHI45320.584
KC45330.577
STL44330.571
PIT41350.539
NWK42380.525
BKN35460.432
BUF34490.410
BAL29490.372

Today's Games
BKN 4 at BAL 2
NWK 7 at BUF 0
NWK 4 at BUF 3
CHI 6 at STL 5

  Did you know?

Buffalo manager Larry Schlafly caused his team to lose a run in a game against the Baltimore Terrapins. Blue's rightfielder Luther Bonin had sent the baseball into the bleachers but upon rounding third was patted on the back by his manager. Bonin was declared out for interference. Buffalo still prevailed 4-3.

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