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This Day in Reds History: Villone’s 16, the Reserve Clause, and the Fix is On

September 29, 1879: From baseball-reference.com’s bullpen: Baseball’s reserve clause is born. National League owners, seeking to limit player salaries, led by Boston’s Arthur Soden come to a secret agreement whereby five players on each team will be “reserved” – off limits to all other clubs. The reserve clause will be in effect for the 1880 … Continue reading