Category Archive: Articles.Winter-Meetings-1-1901-1957

Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1901-1957, Volume 1

1901 Winter Meetings: Firsts, Foibles, and Failures

Introduction and Context Professional baseball was mired in…

1902 Winter Meetings: A Peace Accord

Preemptive Measures by the Senior League Before the 1902 season…

1903 Winter Meetings: Married Life Begins For American, National Leagues

It could be compared, in a way, to a romance novel — first…

1904 Winter Meetings: Power Play

Introduction At the 1904 winter meetings, power was the common…

1905 Winter Meetings: Controversy Over League Presidents Take Center Stage

Introduction Baseball had just completed perhaps its most profitable…

1906 Winter Meetings: Gradual Détente, Growing Pains

Introduction and Context By the time the National and American…

1907 Winter Meetings: The New Cooperation: The Manifest Desire to Elevate the Game

The major-league portion of the 1907 winter meetings were held…

1909 Winter Meetings: If It Takes All Winter

Moving into 1909, change was in the wind. All ballparks had been,…

1910 Winter Meetings: Ho-Hum Affairs

Introduction It was decided both major leagues would hold their…

1911 Winter Meetings: Scandal? What Scandal?

The 1911 winter meetings played out in the press as well as in…

1912 Winter Meetings: Discussing Interleague Play and the Slow Pace of the Game

Among the anticipated business of the National and American Leagues…

1913 Winter Meetings: Preparing for the Fights Ahead

Introduction The offseason after the 1913 championship season…

1914 Winter Meetings: Wars at Home and Abroad

Introduction In the months following the first year of play…

1915 Winter Meetings: Peace Time for the National Pastime

The 1915 season had been a tough one for Organized Baseball,…

1916 Winter Meetings: The Minors and Players are Restless

Major-league attendance surged nicely in 1916 without Federal…

1917 Winter Meetings: War? What War?

Introduction and Context Now fully invested in the Great War…

1918 Winter Meetings: Baseball Returns from the Great War

On November 11, 1918, minor-league owners from 40 teams, representing…

1919 Winter Meetings: The End of the Deadball Era

As baseball's powers-that-be prepared for the 1920 season, the…

1920 Winter Meetings: The Year that Rocked Baseball and Changed it Forever

Baseball fans love numbers — 755, 511, 2,632, for instance,…

1921 Winter Meetings: Baseball's First With Judge Landis

Introduction and context It is a tale of precedent set and precedent…

1922 Winter Meetings: To Meet or Not to Meet

With an attack on a future Hall of Famer’s batting average,…

1923 Winter Meetings: The Battle of Avalon

As November rolled into December 1923, Organized Baseball found…

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