Clipping:Baltimore Unions recruited from Peoria

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Date Friday, April 25, 1884
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The [Peoria Club] directors were very much surprised a few days ago on receiving a communication from A. H Henderson, president of the Baltimore Unions, asking to have refunded to them the money advanced to some of our players, and he agreed to release them if they will do so. Before the close of last season, Henderson sent his hired man Hengle down here, with his pocket full of money, to secure the cream of our team, and by making false statements and misrepresentations, and the free use of his money (leaving over $2000), he succeeded in signing seven of our team. This was done after we had made contracts with all the men. Two of the seven were freely released, and two smore have reported in Baltimore because they were scared into doing so. The remainder have remained in Peoria, and have promised to refund the money advanced to them by Henderson's representative.

Source Boston Herald
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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