July 10, 1609

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1609 the Catholic states in Germany created the Catholic League to counteract the Protestant Union, which had been formed in 1608. One important difference between the two separate Leagues was that the Catholic League (the Junior Circuit) allowed a designated hitter, i.e., a priest or saint, to act as an intermediary between God and the laity, while the Senior Circuit (the Protestant Union) required each man (and woman) to bat for themselves when asking God for a favor.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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