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December 4, 1914 > The Chicago Whales of the upstart Federal League sign future Hall of Famer Walter Johnson to a three-year contract worth $60,000. Though the Federal League is able to lure star Major Leaguers like Eddie Plank and Chief Bender with huge paychecks, Johnson will never actually pitch for the Whales, choosing instead to return to the Washington Senators.