» November 26, 1909: The Phils are sold for $350,000 to a group headed by sportswriter Horace Fogel. Because of his dual roles, Fogel will become the only executive barred from a league meeting.
» August 12, 1912:
Cubs owner Charles Murphy hints that the Cards and other clubs go easy against John McGraw's Giants. Later Phils' owner Horace Fogel, a former Giants manager whose ownership of the Phils is seen as a front for Murphy and financial backer Charles Raft of Cincinnati, echoes the accusation and charges NL umpires with favoring the Giants. It will lead to Fogel's being expelled from the NL.
» October 17, 1912: Phils owner Horace Fogel will be tried by the NL directors for his charges against Cardinals manager Roger Bresnahan and the NL umps. In November he is found guilty on five counts and barred from the NL forever. Bresnahan will be released by St. Louis next week with four years remaining on his contract.
» January 11, 1913: With the Phils franchise in disarray following the expulsion of President Horace Fogel, William H. Locke and his cousin William F. Baker buy the club.