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Nov 22

“That will cost you $5.”

The year is 1899 and people are staying away from the ballparks. The popularity of the game is in decline. Syndicate Baseball. Cross ownership allows the owners to strip the best players from Cleveland and Baltimore. The Spiders go into a death spiral and are nicknamed the Exiles when the owners transfer games out of …

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