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Charlie Ebbets from the Chronology
Dec 10, 1924 - The 2 leagues agree on a permanent rotation for World Series play proposed by Charlie Ebbets: first 2 games at one league's park‚ next 3 at the other leagues park‚ last 2 if needed back at the first league's park‚ with openers to alternate between leagues. Next year's WS will commence at the NL city.
Dec 13, 1922 - Alarmed at the increase in HR hitting (1‚054 in the major leagues‚ up from 936)‚ some AL owners back a zoning system setting a minimum of 300 feet for a ball to be called a HR. The motion dies. In another action‚ the league requires each club to furnish 2 home uniforms per player‚ plus extra caps and stockings on the road‚ to improve the players' appearance. In NL meetings‚ Charlie Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players' sleeves or caps. It's left to each club to do as it wishes.
Oct 10, 1916 - In game 3 Larry Gardener's 7th inning HR over the RF fence at Brooklyn brings the Sox within a run 4-3 but Jeff Pfeffer in relief of Jack Coombs shuts them down. Carl Mays takes the loss. Charlie Ebbets becomes the first owner to raise the price of WS grandstand seats to $5-up from $3.
Feb 8, 1916 - The NL votes down a proposal by Charlie Ebbets of Brooklyn to limit the number of 25-cent seats clubs can sell to 2000. Boston has 10000 such seats; St. Louis 9000 Philadelphia 6500 and Cincinnati 4000.
Nov 24, 1913 - Joe Tinker is out as Reds manager‚ but is still their property as a player. On December 12th he will be sold to Brooklyn for $25‚000‚ $10‚000 of which goes to him. P Earl Yingling and OF Herbie Moran are sent to Cincinnati later as part of the deal. When Charlie Ebbets puts off signing Tinker‚ he jumps to the Feds‚ signing to manage Chicago for $12‚000.
Jun 10, 1898 - A hard week for managers: Tom Brown is replaced at Washington by "Dirty Jack" Doyle Billy Barnie is fired by 9th-place Brooklyn. Barnie's successor CF Mike Griffin resigns after 4 games; President Charlie Ebbets fills in. "Scrappy" Bill Joyce is dropped by the New York Giants in favor of Cap Anson who takes over tomorrow.
May 19, 1889 - Fire destroys most of the stand at Brooklyn's Washington Park while the Bridegrooms are on a road trip. With young Charlie Ebbets in charge rebuilding begins right away.