Charlie Bennett Sued by Allegheny Ball-Club After Refusing to Sign Contract for 1883 Season

Allegheny Base-Ball Club v. Bennett, 14 Fed. 257 (W.D. Pa. 1882)   Charlie Bennett was enjoying a productive 1882 season as the primary catcher for the Detroit Wolverines (NL) when the club traveled to play a series in Worchester, Massachusetts in early August.  Before arriving in Worchester, Bennett met secretly with Al Pratt of the Allegheny... Continue Reading →


Roberto Clemente’s Widow Sues F.A.A. Following Fatal Plane Crash

Clemente v. United States, 567 F.2d 1140 (C.A.1 (Puerto Rico), 1977) cert. denied, 435 U.S. 1006, 98 S.Ct. 1876, 56 L.Ed.2d 388 (1978)Clemente v. United States, 422 F.Supp. 564 (D.P.R., 1976)The Fatal CrashRoberto Clemente was both a remarkable ballplayer and genuine folk hero.  As an outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente was a perennial All-Star... Continue Reading →

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