Episode 141 - The Life and Death of the Federal League

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By Mike Bates and Bill Parker, Mike Bates, and Bill Parker. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

By far the most successful attempt to create a third major league began in earnest 107 years ago this week in a hotel in Indianapolis. It fizzled out after two years, but left a legacy that still governs the professional game today. Mike and Bill leaf through the short life of the Federal League, and how we still feel the effects of its rebellion more than a century later. Plus, happy birthday to Carl Furillo and Ruppert Jones!

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