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When we formed The American League, having for its purpose, as stated in its constitution:
- To perpetuate baseball as the national game of the United States, and to surround it with such safeguards as to warrant absolute public confidence in its and methods.
- To protect and promote the mutual interest of the clubs of this League and its players.
- To establish and regulate the baseball championship of The American League;
and we meant just what we said, and we have
been trying tried faithfully to live up to the highest standards of sportsmanship, to keep everything that was unsportsmanlike, or undesirable out of the game, to regulate fairly the contest of skill between baseball clubs, and to make the game one that would appeal to the highest ideals of the xx youth of this country, who m we know are watching our every act.
I have never broken one of my own playing contracts with any club with which I have ever been connected,