The Braves traded a worn Mike Donlin to get Campbell's bat into their lineup in 1912;
Campbell led NL hitters in at-bats, and outfielders in errors. In 1914 he signed
a three-year Federal League contract and had two .300-plus campaigns. When the Feds
folded in 1916, he sued and won payment for the final year, but couldn't find work
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 22, 1910: At Forbes Field, the Pirates beat up on the new cork-center ball. Three home runs are hit, by Howie Camnitz, Vin Campbell, and Honus Wagner, against the Phillies in the first inning of game two. Camnitz's pop is the only one of his career. Old pro Wagner is 7-for-7, with two homers, during the doubleheader sweep, including three doubles to go with his homer in the nitecap.
»February 12, 1912: The Braves send vet Mike Donlin to the Pirates for OF Vin Campbell. After one season with the Bucs, Donlin will be waived to the Phils but refuses to report and elects to retire.