Competitive Balance (1918)

“Lavish expenditure of money sometimes produces such a brand, but more often it doesn’t in a minor league, minors usually being obliged to fight against the wealth of the few to preserve a proper competitive balance.” “Steve Flanagan May Be Elected N. E. President,” Fall River (MA) Herald, January 21, 1918, p6

No earliest use given in 2009 Dickson Baseball Dictionary