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, October 17 in Federal League history
Standings as of October 17, 1914
TeamWinsLossesPct.
IND88650.575
CHI87670.565
BAL84700.545
BUF80710.530
BKN77770.500
KC67840.444
PIT64860.427
STL62890.411

No Games Played
Standings as of October 17, 1915
TeamWinsLossesPct.
CHI86660.566
PIT86670.562
STL87670.565
KC81720.529
NWK80720.526
BUF74780.487
BKN70820.461
BAL471070.305

No Games Played

  Did you know?

The Brooklyn Tip Tops and Newark Peppers scheduled some very unusual doubleheaders for the 1915 season. They planned to play the morning game in one team's ballpark and the second game in the other team's ballpark. There were 3 of these types of doubleheaders scheduled. They were to take place on May 31st, July 5th, and September 6th. These doubleheaders were the second time in major league baseball history that two teams playd each other on the same day at different ballparks.
•On Memorial Day the morning game was played in Newark and the Peppers won 5-3. The afternoon game was won by the Tip Tops at home in Brooklyn 5-3.
•On July 5th, the Tip Tops and Peppers were scheduled to start the doubleheader in Brooklyn but that game was rained out. They were still able to go to New Jersey to play the afternoon game which was won by Newark.
•On Labor Day, the doubleheader started in Brooklyn and ended in Newark. The Tip Tops took both games, 5-1 and 1-0 respectively.

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