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Encyclopedia > Brooklyn Tip Tops

The Brooklyn Tip Tops were a team in the short-lived Federal League of professional baseball from 1914 to 1915. The team was named by owner Robert Ward, who owned the Tip Top Bakery. The Tip Tops played in old Washington Park, which the Brooklyn Dodgers had abandoned after the 1912 season to move to Ebbets Field. The Federal League was the last major attempt to establish an independent major league in baseball in the United States in direct competition with and opposition to the established National and American Leagues in 1914 and 1915. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Washington Park was the name given to two different major league baseball parks in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, located at 3rd St. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. ...


The team finished a disappointing 4th in 1914. Federal League officials believed it was important to have a successful franchise in the New York area and when the Indianapolis Hoosiers were transitioned to Newark, New Jersey, the "Federal League Ty Cobb", as 1914 FL batting champ Benny Kauff was known, was placed on the Brooklyn roster. In 1915, Kauff led the league with a .342 batting average and 55 stolen bases, but the Tip-Tops still finished in seventh place. The Newark and Brooklyn FL teams played three holiday doubleheaders during the 1915 season where one game was in Newark and the second was in Brooklyn. NY redirects here. ... The Indianapolis Hoosiers were a Federal League baseball club in Indianapolis in 1914, when they won the Federal League championship. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was a Hall of Fame baseball player. ... Benjamin Michael Kauff (January 5, 1890 – November 17, 1961) was a professional baseball player. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Doubleheader is the term used to describe two baseball games played between the same two teams on the same day. ...


On Sept. 19, 1914, Tip-Top Ed Lafitte threw the only no-hitter in Federal League history, beating the Kansas City Packers 6-2. Edward Francis Lafitte (born April 7, 1886 in New Orleans, Louisiana, died April 12, 1971) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Had the Federal League (FL) lasted just one more season, night baseball might have been introduced two decades earlier. The Tip Tops had announced plans for the 1916 season to play some games at night. 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


References

  • The Federal League of 1914-1915 by Marc Okkonen.
  • The Formation, Sometimes Absorption and Mostly Inevitable Demise of 18 Professional Baseball Organizations, 1871 to Present by David Pietrusza.
  • May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy by Andrew Zimbalist.
  • Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.

External links

  • Super 70's Baseball
  • Baseball Reference

 
 

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