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  • Apparently this "Forgotten League" wasn't totally forgotten. Thanks for archiving this and presenting a nice photographic record of The Federal League. I really do appreciate these photos.

    Federal League Trivia:
    Q. Which pitcher led the Federal League in Wins 1914, but then led the Federal League in Losses in Losses in 1915?
    A. Jack Quinn. He led the FL in Wins in 1914 with 26 Wins (26-14), but then led the FL in Losses the following year with 22 Losses (9-22). That made his combined Federal League record
    35-36. Quinn's total lifetime record was 247-212 for his 25-year major league career. (1909-1933). He holds a bunch of "oldness records". He is the oldest player of all-time for a continuous career (not counting one or two game comebacks years after a player's career had ended). He made his major league debut a short time before his 26th birthday with the New York Yankees, who were then known as the New York Highlanders. Jack Quinn's final major league game (for the Cincinnati Reds) came 5 days after he passed his 50th birthday, Her turned 50 on July 1, 1933 and his final game came on July 6, 1933, one day after the first-ever major league all-star game was played. Quinn also set a record for being the oldest player ever to appear in a World Series game. He was 47 years, 3 months old when he pitched in the 1930 World Series for the Philadelphia Athletics, who would win the title by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2. Quinn pitched two innings in Game 3.

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    • Just added-- The following photos had been in a recent Love Of The Game auction:

      Indianapolis Mgr. Bill Phillips and 2B Frank LaPorte (larger version in post #38)
      Indianapolis 2B Frank Laporte Mgr. Bill Phillips.jpg

      Baltimore SS Mickey Doolin (larger version in post #79)
      Baltimore SS Doolin seated w bat.jpg

      Brooklyn 1B Art Griggs (larger version in post #108)
      Brooklyn 1B Art Griggs.jpg

      Brooklyn OF Al Shaw (larger version in post #113)
      Brooklyn OF Al Shaw batting.jpg

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      • Indianapolis Pitcher George Mullin
        (just added to post #46)

        Indianapolis P George Mullin closeup 1.jpg

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        • 1915 Brooklyn Manager John Ganzel
          John Ganzel replaced Lee Magee as manager of the Brooklyn Tip-Tops on August 18th, 1915, and led them to a 17-18 record for the remainder of the season. Pasted below (and also in post #109) is an image from the September 3rd, 1915, edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle showing Ganzel in his Brooklyn uniform. He had been managing the minor leagues since 1909, and had managed the Cincinnati Reds in 1908, when he was also their first baseman.

          Brooklyn Ganzel (2).jpg

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          • Buffalo Blues 1915
            The following newspaper clippings have been added to posts #58 (group photos), #63 (Artie Hofman), and #65 (spring training images):

            1915 FL Buffalo in 1914 uniforms at spring training.jpg
            1915 FL Buffalo home uniforms.jpg
            OF Artie Hofman
            FL Buf Hofman.jpg
            FL Buf spring training.jpg

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