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Prologue: The Opening Salvo— December 1913
America Meets Sports Leagues
Rumblings
Going Major
A Real Players Union
The Battle for Chicago
Organized Baseball Responds
The Season Opens: On the Field and in the Courts
The Struggle Continues
A Possible Settlement
Player Reinforcements
Anti-trust Attack
Owner Reinforcements
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The Battle that Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and Its Legacy

The Battle that Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and Its Legacy

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In late 1913 the newly formed Federal League declared itself a major league in competition with the established National and American Leagues. Backed by some of America’s wealthiest merchants and industrialists, the new organization posed a real challenge to baseball’s prevailing structure. For the next two years the well-established leagues fought back furiously in the press, in the courts, and on the field. The story of this fascinating and complex historical battle centers on the machinations of both the owners and the players, as the Federals struggled for profits and status, and players organized baseball’s first real union. Award winning author, Daniel R. Levitt gives us the most authoritative account yet published of the short-lived Federal League, the last professional baseball league to challenge the National League and American League monopoly.
In late 1913 the newly formed Federal League declared itself a major league in competition with the established National and American Leagues. Backed by some of America’s wealthiest merchants and industrialists, the new organization posed a real challenge to baseball’s prevailing structure. For the next two years the well-established leagues fought back furiously in the press, in the courts, and on the field. The story of this fascinating and complex historical battle centers on the machinations of both the owners and the players, as the Federals struggled for profits and status, and players organized baseball’s first real union. Award winning author, Daniel R. Levitt gives us the most authoritative account yet published of the short-lived Federal League, the last professional baseball league to challenge the National League and American League monopoly.

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Publish date: Jan 1, 2012
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