Clipping:Outlook for the AA

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Date Saturday, December 13, 1890

[editorial matter] The advice that the Association is receiving from “disinterested” people as to the formation of its circuit is uncalled for and altogether ridiculous. The Association people certainly know that if their organization is to be made permanent and equal to the League, instead of a subordinate to the latter, it will have to make up its circuit as originally outlined when the present peace negotiations were begun. In the West either Chicago or Cincinnati (the latter preferred) must be included, and in the East either Boston or Brooklyn are absolutely indispensable to round out with Philadelphia, Baltimore, and probably Washington. Any change whatever in this circuit will defeat the purpose of the Association, reduce it to a secondary rank and make its future decidedly precarious. Under the circumstances it is not likely that the Association will permit itself to be side-tracked. The Sporting Life December 13, 1890

New York Club ownership

[from W. I. Harris's column] There is a mistaken impression abroad that the Spaldings own a controlling interest in the League end of the New York Club. This is not true. A. G. Spalding has not a dollar in it. Walter Spalding owns a small proportion of the stock, and he and Mr. Day have been selected by the other stockholders to settle up the consolidation. When things are fixed, as they will be in a few days, Mr. Day and Mr. Spalding will simply be able to control the League end of it, because of the desire of the other stockholders that they should do so. Either of them alone could do nothing without the confidence imposed in them by their associates. This statement is made on the authority of both Mr. Day and Mr. Walter Spalding, and is absolutely correct. The Sporting Life December 13, 1890

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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