Sport: Secession in the West?

The Pacific Coast League, bruised and spike-scarred from years of futile feuding with the major leagues, took the most drastic step since its founding in 1904. At a meeting in San Francisco last week, the League's club owners voted to serve an ultimatum on the majors: unless freed from the player draft, P.C.L. would go outlaw, i.e., declare itself an independent organization with status equal to the National and American Leagues.

No one took the idea of a third major league too seriously. For one thing, there are obviously not enough first-class ballplayers to go around even for two major leagues. But...

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