Today in 1920, the spitball was banned

99 years ago, Major League Baseball officially banned the spitball. Only 17 pitchers that depended on the pitch for their livelihood were allowed to use it for the remainder of their career until they retired. The seventeen pitchers that were allowed to use the spitter were Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Jack Quinn, Urban Shocker, Stan Coveleskie, Bill Doak, Ray Caldwell, Clarence Mitchell, Dutch …

Minor League history: Michigan State League

Through the decades, there have been seven leagues that adopted the name Michigan State League. The first one ran two seasons from 1889 through 1890. The second run was during the 1895 season. In 1897 the third edition lasted only one season. The 1902 run was the fourth one. From 1902, it lasted nine years …