Clipping:AA lower status with the reduced admission

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Date Wednesday, August 29, 1888

[from Chadwick's column] The American Association, by the action taken at their last meeting, practically acknowledged to the base ball world, that, compared with the League, they were really a second-class organization. The League plays no Sunday games—greatly to its credit—and charges fifty cents admission to its club games. The American Association at their convention last winter used the argument that the charging of twenty-five cents instead of fifty cents lowered them before the public in comparison with the League. It was a fact not to be gainsaid; and now, after three months' experience of the half-dollar rate, they yield the palm of superiority to the League and acknowledge themselves as a second-rate class of clubs by going back to the 25-cent tariff. The League caters to a higher class of patrons than the American Association does, and that is where they gain the advantage. The experience of the Brooklyn Club under the 50-cent tariff shows that it pays to cater to the best class of patronage, for the improvement in the character of the attendance in Brooklyn was manifest from the opening game.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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