On August 22, 1933 — Bill Veeck suggests the idea of a mid-summer series of interleague games and proposes a split-season schedule format. Although the Cub president’s concept of games between the two circuits receives some support, Senator owner Clark Griffith opposes the proposal, calling the American League a major league not in need of grandiose schemes he deemed as “Hippodrome stuff”.

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