Clipping:AA salaries, level of play

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Date Saturday, May 3, 1890
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[editorial matter] In one way the desertion of the Brooklyn and Cincinnati from the American Association was an undisguised blessing to that organization in that the running expenses of the teams have been materially reduced. Clubs whch had a salary list last year of from $30,000 to $40,000 are now paying from $18,000 t0 $20,000. And but for this reduction of expenses and the raids of the Brotherhood upon the Association teams—which deprived them of their strongest players and brought their teams down to a level with first-class minor league teams—it would have been impossible for the Association to induce enough new clubs to enter and make up the circuit. In this instance, at least, much good came out of apparent evil; this will also be still more strikingly manifest when the Association shall have settled down and runs smoothly, and perhaps profitably, on, while the other two major leagues are cutting each other's throats.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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