Clipping:Pressure from Chicago stockholders to reinstate the St. Louis players

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Date Thursday, April 16, 1885

A tremendous pressure was brought to bear upon President Spalding by the Chicago club stockholders to join forces with Lucas and help him out of his troubles. It must be remembered that the Chicago stockholders realized only a small dividend last year, and they have just now been called upon for heavy assessments to fit up the new playing grounds, which will cost fully $20,000. They could see a good outlook ahead with a winning nine and a strong rivalry between Chicago and St. Louis, provided the latter was allowed to put a good club in the field. But the prospect was not so brilliant in case Lucas should have to present a scrub nine, by reason of his inability to play Dunlap, Shaffer, Sweeny and Rowe. Therefore, when President Spaulding returned from the March schedule meeting, he was met on all sides with indignant protests from his stockholders against what they considered the very short-sighed action of the League in voting against the reinstatement of the reserve jumpers. St., quoting the Boston Herald

Source St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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