Clipping:Early word of the Chicago reserve team

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Date Saturday, October 20, 1883
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The American Sportsman announce to-morrow that the Chicago club was decided to engage for next season an auxiliary team of ten or twelve young players from semi-professional and amateur teams, put them on salary and keep them in training under the direct supervision of Capt. Anson, with a view of developing a base ball team for supplying emergencies, and with a goal of increasing the supply of available men in the country. The operation of the rule by which each club can reserve eleven men is [illegible] make good unengaged players scarce. (St. Louis)

Source Missouri Republican
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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