|1914 - 1915||Oriole Park (V)|
|BROOKLYN TIP TOPS|
|1914 - 1915||Washington Park (II)|
|1914 - 1915||Federal League Park|
|1914 - 1915||Wrigley Field|
|KANSAS CITY PACKERS|
|1914 - 1915||Gordon and Koppel Field|
|1915||Harrison Park (Harrison, NJ)|
|1914||Greenlawn Park (Indianapolis Hoosiers)|
|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.
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