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Jim Prendergast from the Chronology
Apr 30, 1951 - Jim Prendergast formerly of the Syracuse Chiefs sues major league baseball for $150000 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 $150000 suit alleging that his client's trade from Syracuse to Beaumont in the Texas League constitutes a breach of the nation's antitrust laws.