By Harold Seymour
Targeting the years 1903 to 1930, Dr. Seymour discusses the emergence of the 2 significant leagues and the area sequence, the sour alternate struggles and pennant rivalries, and such mythical figures as Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.
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The entire American League cooperated in running the Washington club for a while until Ban Johnson was able to find suitable owners. Johnson also had stock in the Boston club for a time and for years had a financial interest in the Cleveland club, as did Comiskey. The famous relationship between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is discussed later in a different context. These interlocking ownerships reflected to some degree what the famous Pujo Committee of the United States Senate revealed in 1913 about the corporate structure of American business in general.
Still, many workers, especially those unorganized, toiled under harsh conditions. In steel, for instance, about 30 per cent of them continued to work a seven-day week, and uncounted families still living in poverty further detracted from the overall economic advance. Then, too, short though severe depressions in 1907 and 1914 marred the era. But unless protracted, depressions do not seriously affect attendance at ball games. In fact, the unemployed may spend some of their enforced leisure watching this relatively inexpensive form of entertainment.
Murphy, owner of the Chicago Cubs. They knew that Charles P. Taft, wealthy Cincinnatian and half-brother of the President of the United States, had put up the money that enabled Murphy to take control of the Chicago Cubs, and that both Taft and Murphy had financial fingers in the Philadelphia club, whose ball park was owned by Mrs. Taft. And it was Taft and Murphy who had installed Fogel as president of the Philadelphia club in a deal that provided for all three to have equal shares of stock in the club and for Fogel to be paid a salary and 10 per cent of the profits for running it.
Baseball: The Golden Age by Harold Seymour