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Baltimore Terrapins

The Baltimore Terrapins were one of the least successful teams in the short-lived The Federal League was an attempt to establish a third major league in baseball in the United States. ...Federal League of professional baseball from 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...1914 to 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...1915.


While the 1914 team posted a respectable 84-70 record and finished only 4.5 games out of first place under player-manager Otto Knabe, the team was far less than successful than expected at the box office, even though four of the eight teams in the league (Chicago, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and St. Louis) were competiting with one and even two (Chicago and St. Louis) other major league teams in the same cities.


In an attempt to turn this situation around and attract a marquee player to help them at the box office, the 1915 team recruited Bender in 1911 Charles Albert Chief Bender ( May 5, 1884 - May 22, 1954) was one of the great pitchers in major league baseball in the first two decades of the 20th century, and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...Chief Bender of the The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...American League champion The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ...Philadelphia Athletics, effectively ending one of the most successful dynasties in major league baseball history.


Bender had come off an impressive 17-3 season, 7 shutouts and a 2.26 E.R.A. in 1914. But his 1915 season at Baltimore was perhaps the lowest point of his Hall of Fame career when he slumped to a 4-16 record, no shutouts and a 3.99 E.R.A. Baltimore's collapse to a 47-107 record, 40 games out of first, was overshadowed only by the collapse of Bender's former team who went from a 99-53 league championship season to a dismal 43-109 record, 58.5 games out of first in 1915.


Bender, Philadelphia and the Baltimore Terrapins never made a full recovery from 1915.


The incident did show the Federal League could compete seriously with the This article refers to the American baseball league. ...National League and The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...American League on a professional baseball level and led to the buy-out truce which ended the Federal League for good.


Bender went on to play three more seasons, but never pitched more than 125 innings in a year, nor garnered more than 8 wins.


The Philadelphia Athletics followed with last place finishes every year through 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...1921, and finally managed to move ahead of the last place Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ...Boston Red Sox in 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...1922, before finishing above .500 for the first time in Events January-May January 3 - Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy. ...1925 as the next Connie Mack can refer to three different people: Connie Mack, the Hall of Fame baseball manager, player and owner. ...Connie Mack dynasty began to form in the shadow of the The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...New York Yankees.


As irony would have it, Baltimore, the town where the great Ruth batting for the Yankees George Herman Ruth, ( February 6, 1895 - August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ...Babe Ruth got his start just before the Federal League started and where the Babe begin his career with the Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ...Boston Red Sox in 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...1914 with the rival The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...American League would not see major league baseball again until 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...1954, when the former (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees. ...St. Louis Browns moved into town.


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