Federal League Suit : papers 1914-1945.


Federal League Suit : papers 1914-1945.

This is a collection of correspondence, agreements, court transcripts, affidavits and newspaper clippings relating to the Federal League Suit. This collection is primarily correspondence between the members of the National Commission, their attorneys and baseball club presidents. Correspondence subjects range from attorney fees, affidavits, player contracts and court proceeding preparations. Also included are the National Agreements with revisions, Cincinnati Peace Agreement and Major-Minor League Agreement. Court transcripts of 1919 opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, Court of Appeals transcripts and individual affidavits of 1915.

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