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Baseball Outlaws During the Depression

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The Carolina League was minor league and only lasted three years, but how it operated worried Major League Baseball. The league attracted top-notch ballplayers by providing stability and steady pay during the Great Depression. What worried the Big League owners was the greater freedom players had as opposed to their players, especially in the reserve clause, which bound a major leaguer to the team who held his contract forever. In other words, this treated the player as a piece of property.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 51 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p8-11, por