Margalus: White Sox also had a December to remember 100 years ago

From SABR member Jim Margalus at South Side Sox on December 20, 2014:

Last winter, we traveled back in time 100 years to follow the White Sox in a baseball diplomacy trip around the world.

The following offseason didn’t feature any kind of epic journey, but it turned out to be even more revitalizing for the franchise.

The impact of the world tour was muted by a couple significant developments. In the baseball world, the Federal League emerged as a real threat to the American and National leagues. The rest of the globe had to deal with the outbreak of World War I.

But baseball only had to deal with the first issue for the time being, and Charles Comiskey took advantage of the turbulence by keeping an eye on situation brewing with the Philadelphia Athletics and their star second baseman Eddie Collins.

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Originally published: January 15, 2015. Last Updated: January 15, 2015.