Category Archive: Articles.Winter-Meetings-3-1857-1900

1879 Winter Meetings: 50-Cent Admission Price Main Issue of Sessions

A few days before the 1879 season closed, the Chicago Inter Ocean…

1880 Winter Meetings: 'The Most Harmonious of all the League Meetings'

The Chicago White Stockings ran away with the 1880 National League…

1881 Winter Meetings: Entry, Reactions, and Innovations

Introduction The most important events of the season were the…

1881 Winter Meetings: The American Association

Introduction: Entry, Reaction, Conflict, Change, Growth An important…

1882 Winter Meetings: Reconciliation and Cooperation

Introduction By contemporary accounts, the 1883 championship…

1883-84 Winter Meetings: The Union Association

The work of establishing the Union Association of Base Ball Clubs…

1884 Winter Meetings: Collapse of the Union, Return of the Prodigals

The Annus Mirabilis that was 1884 left a massive fallout for…

1884 Winter Meetings: Peeling The Onion

The Altoona Mountain City played their first game of the 1884…

1885 Winter Meetings: A Temporary Stability

After the tumultuous and expansive year of 1884 and the period…

1886 Winter Meetings: Radical Changes to the Playing Rules

The National League and the American Association entered their…

1887 Winter Meetings: Harmony After a Fire Sale

The 1887 season saw the American Association and the National…

1888 Winter Meetings: The Wide World of Sports

The annual meetings of the National League and the American Association…

1889-90 Winter Meetings: The Establishment Responds

Upon the conclusion of the 1889 season, attention in baseball…

1890 Winter Meetings: Introduction and Context of the Players’ League Formation

The Players’ National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs,…

1890 Winter Meetings: Three Divides Into Two

The turbulence in the business of baseball reached its height…

1891 Winter Meetings: The Making of the Big League

The end of the Brotherhood war restored the status quo ante:…

1892 Winter Meetings: The Price of Monopoly and the Start of the Modern Game

Following years of posturing and outright conflict, first with…

1893 Winter Meetings: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bunt

If the business of baseball seemed bleak following the previous…

1894 Winter Meetings: The Empire Strikes Back

The Fall Meeting — November 16-17, 1894 The first conclave…

1895 Winter Meetings: The Magnates Expand Their Control

Following the 1895 season, and almost six weeks after the death…

1896 Winter Meetings: The Height of Factionalism

The winter2 meetings of 1896-1897 were conducted at the height…

1897 Winter Meetings: A Period of Good Feeling

The National League winter meetings of 1897-1898 were conducted…

1898 Winter Meetings: Little of Substance Accomplished

The good feelings of recent gatherings dissolved in New York…

1899 Winter Meetings: A Full Docket

Magnates attending the 1899 winter league meetings in New York…

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