Clipping:Jimmy Williams loses his day job; will manage the St. Louis Club; St. Louis Club finances

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Date Monday, October 22, 1883

The election of a Democratic Auditory of State for Ohio at the late election deprived Secretary Williams of an important berth. He has been an important person in the Auditor of State's office for the last thirteen years. Now, like the Chinese, he had to go. Just at this moment President Von der Ahe, of the St. Louis Club, stepped to the front and engaged Mr. Williams to act as manager of the St. Louis Club. He is to receive a salary of $3,000 and a large sum of money is placed at his disposal to secure the best talent that money can procure. Mr. Von der Ahe says he cleared over $70,000 this year, and this sum he declares himself willing to spend in order to secure the coveted championship. Whether MR. Williams will be a success as a manager is, of course, a problem. That he has been a most efficient and obliging secretary, however, is true, and the American Association will find it a difficult matter to replace him. We wish him success as a manager.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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