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, February 18 in Federal League history
Standings as of February 18, 1914
TeamWinsLossesPct.
Baltimore00.000
Brooklyn00.000
Buffalo00.000
Chicago00.000
Indianapolis00.000
Kansas City00.000
Pittsburgh00.000
St. Louis00.000
Season opener April 13th

No Games Played
Standings as of February 18, 1915
TeamWinsLossesPct.
Baltimore00.000
Brooklyn00.000
Buffalo00.000
Chicago00.000
Kansas City00.000
Newark00.000
Pittsburgh00.000
St. Louis00.000
Season opener April 10th

No Games Played

  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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