Clipping:Raiding the minor leagues

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Date Monday, October 19, 1885
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The meeting of the arbitration committee of base ball clubs adjourned at 1 o'clock this morning [10/18], after the members had organized by electing N. E. Young, chairman, and C. H. Byrne, secretary. One of the most important actions of the meeting of this committee was a resolution, which it passed, to the effect that contracts between players and clubs not members of the national agreement at the present time could not be recognized by them. But on Dec. 8, when they meet again at Philadelphia, the Eastern league, the Southern league, or any other association that wishes to become a member under the national agreement, can do so, and receive the same protection as the league and American association. By this time, however, the American association will be able to strengthen the weak points in its clubs with the best players of the smaller associations. The managers of the Eastern and Southern leagues have spared neither time nor money to bring out good players, only to have them taken away by the larger association. The league was in favor of admitting the Eastern league under the new agreement, but the American association fought against it and carried its point. John I. Rogers, one of the delegates from Philadelphia, worked hard for the Eastern league, but without avail.

Source Boston Herald
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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