Clipping:Lew Brown suspended for dissipation

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Date Wednesday, May 5, 1880

When Brown was engaged as catcher for the Boston team last fall, it was on a most solemn promise from him that he would abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages. Through the winter his conduct has been all right, as far as the management of the Boston team have any knowledge, and on his trip to the South he lived up to his promise. Recently, however, he fell from grace, and has been indulging more or less in intoxicants. The climax was reached last Wednesday in the game at Lowell, when he appeared on the field in a disgraceful condition, and utterly unfit to fill the position of catcher, and was transferred to the field. Of course his conduct and condition were noticed by Manager Wright, and last evening Brown was suspended for one year. The effect of this action is that he can not play in any league club this coming season, in accordance with the legislation of the last annual session of the league. This false step on Brown's part will cause regret to a great many who have noticed his playing the present month, and who were confident that he was to fill the catcher's position with his old time ability., quoting the Boston Herald

Source Cincinnati Commercial Tribune
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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