A League of His Own
Frank Boulton and the Atlantic League
Major League Baseball rule number 52 (a)(4) allows any majorleague club to block any other major- or minor-league club from playing within its territorial area without permission. Territories are defined by geography, and they were expanded between 1990 and 1994 to include the surrounding areas of a major-league city in order to ward off rampant intrusions of major-league territories by minorleague clubs. Major League Baseball executives feared that the stadium
Atlantic City, one of the original home cities of the Atlantic League. Photo-
graph by Bob Golon, 2005.