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    Apr 30, 1951 - Jim Prendergast‚ formerly of the Syracuse Chiefs‚ sues major league baseball for $150‚000 to test the legality of the reserve clause. The 33-year-old lefty contends the reserve clause is monopolistic and violates anti-trust laws.

    Apr 25, 1951 - Former Braves P 33-year-old Jim Prendergast contests the reserve clause. His lawyer‚ Frederic Johnson‚ who was the attorney for Danny Gardella‚ files a $150‚000 suit‚ alleging that his client's trade from Syracuse to Beaumont in the Texas League constitutes a breach of the nation's antitrust laws.

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