Clipping:Rumored cutting the Northwestern League out of the National Agreement

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Date Sunday, August 19, 1883
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The Northwestern League is destined to have considerable trouble this Fall with its players. The League has about decided to restrict its recognition of contracts to the American clubs and cut free from all other alliances. This action would force the American Association to pursue the same course and the result would be that the Northwest would become a grant hunting ground for players. It is evident that with the Reserve Rule in force, there must be some supply for clubs that need strengthening and just now it looks as if the Northwestern League would be the victim. There are dozens of fine players in these clubs and with open competition they would certainly all be grabbed up by American and League clubs.

Source Philadelphia Sunday Item
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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