Project Ballpark

BALTIMORE TERRAPINS
1914 - 1915 Oriole Park (V)
BROOKLYN TIP TOPS
1914 - 1915 Washington Park (II)
BUFFALO BLUES
1914 - 1915 Federal League Park
CHICAGO WHALES
1914 - 1915 Wrigley Field
KANSAS CITY PACKERS
1914 - 1915 Gordon and Koppel Field
NEWARK PEPPERS
1915 Harrison Park (Harrison, NJ)
1914 Greenlawn Park (Indianapolis Hoosiers)
PITTSBURGH REBELS
1914 - 1915 Exposition Park
ST. LOUIS TERRIERS
1914 - 1915 Handlan's Park

The Federal League was started in 1914 and designed to compete with the National and American Baseball Leagues. It consisted of eight teams and had the same number of games, 154, as the other leagues. This league was well planned out and well organized. They built new state of the art ballparks, one of which, Wrigley Field, is still being used. The creation of this league caused a bidding war for players, as the Federal League tried to lure players away from their old teams, and salaries escalated. The Federal League could not pay its bills so the owners sold their assets and folded after the 1915 season. Afterwards many players were upset because without competition their salaries were cut way down. This could be the reason why the Black Sox Scandal of 1919 and other events like it happened.

2003-17 Paul Healey.