Seattle Rainiers program

The Al Niemiec ruling remained pivotal and contributed to a positive outcome for a number of veterans who sought the pay they were owed by baseball under the Selective Training and Services Act of 1940. The case is touched on in writings about the game’s labor issues. Documentary evidence shows the direct involvement, previously unreported, of both Major League Baseball and the National Association in this dispute involving a minor leaguer. (DAVE ESKENAZI COLLECTION)