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Williamsport Sun: March 27, 1923 – Williamsport Opens Season on Home Grounds

The New York-Pennsylvania Baseball League, that is the name decided in a meeting in Binghamton tonight, is now an actual fact and is completely organized and ready to go into action. The meeting settled all questions harmoniously and is a compact and easy working machine with the clubs named composing it.

Williamsport fared well in the schedule getting 10 Saturdays and 10 Wednesdays, the latter during the summer being nearly as good as Saturdays because of the Wednesday half holiday.

The season will open Wednesday, May 9th and Williamsport gets the opening game at home with the opponent being York.

York plays here on Memorial Day and again on Labor Day while Williamsport plays at York July 4th.

It was decided that the admission should be 50 cents with no guarantee, the clubs splitting the gate receipts 50/50 and the home team keeping its grandstand receipts. The rain guarantee was fixed at $100.

A salary limit of $3,200 was decided upon this exclusive of the manager and a 15-player limit to be enforced.

The Reach ball was adopted as the official ball for the season.

Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre have not as yet selected their managers, but each has good men in view. Wilkes-Barre broke ground for a new ballpark.