American League Baseball Club of Chicago v. Chase
Supreme Court, Erie County, New York
149 N.Y.S. 6 (1914)
In March 1914, Hal Chase (defendant) signed a one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox (plaintiff) to play first base. Approximately two months later, Chase informed the White Sox that he was terminating his contract and playing for a team in the newly-formed Federal Baseball League (FBL). The White Sox filed suit against Chase for breach of contract and sought to enjoin him from playing for the FBL team.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bissell, J.)