Clipping:AA players with wealth

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Date Monday, February 11, 1889

Who is the richest player in the association, do you ask? Well, that question is not a difficult one to answer. Bob Caruthers, the $13,000 beauty of the Brooklyns, has far more wealth than any player in the country. Parisian Bob did not earn his bug lump of United States dollar by the sweat of his brow, however, he came into possession of it through inheritance. Bob is a child of fortune. He belongs to one of the richest families in Chicago. About three years ago he was left $30,000 by a grandfather, and his mother is now worth ten times that amount. Bob is one of three heirs, so that he is rich in prospects. Nat Hudson is another bloated bondholder. Nat has only been in the American Association three seasons, and the $30,000 that he owns was left him by his father. When it comes down to self-made ball-players from a financial point of view, Comiskey may be rated as being possessed of more of this world's goods than any other association players; although if it came to a case of show-down the cash balance of our own Long John Reilly would not be much less than that of the st. Louis captain-manager. Both of these players have earned nearly every dollar they possess by their efforts on the diamond. Both are sav34rs, and are each worth about $15,000. Corkhill is also well off, being worth nearly as much as the two men mentioned. Bill Gleason is another man who looks after the dollars, and does not carry a big bundle when he starts on a trip. He owns two nice pieces of property in St. Louis. McPhee is one of the exemplary men of the profession. He has been a good boy to his mother and the resto fot he family. He has also saved money and has about $7,000 invested in mortgage securities. Little Hugh Nicol was a “spender” until about three seasons ago, when he grew “cold” and began taking care of his money. He has several thousand dollars invested in real estate that is likely to bring him big returns. Carpenter, although possess of no bad habits, is of a happy-go-lucky disposition, and spends his money just about as fast as he makes it. Pete Browning, the gladiator, blows himself on any and all occasions, but he has capital in reserve, as his mother is wealthy. Joe Sommer has taken care of his earnings and is worth $7,000 or $8,000. Harry Stovey has drawn big money since 1874 and has saved quite a pile of his winnings. Mullane is well to do in spite of his numerous bad investments. Bushong, the Brooklyn catcher, is worth $10,000. St., quoting the Cincinnati Enquirer

Source St. Louis Republic
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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