Clipping:Ineligible players justified by the opponent not being in the National Association

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Date Saturday, August 18, 1866
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[Union of Lansingburgh vs. Atlantic 8/8/1866] ...instead of playing the nine they [the Atlantics] were legitimately entitled to play, they smuggled in Pearce and Crane, who will not be legally able to play in the Atlantic nine until September 4 th. This infringement of the rules was made under the plea that the Unions were not in the National Association, an excuse which did not hold good at all, as the Atlantics were, and as such had no right to break any law of the game, as they did in this instance.

Source New York Clipper
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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