Clipping:The AA's leverage with the NL

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Date Saturday, December 13, 1890

[editorial matter] There is no reason to apprehend that the American Association will get the worst of the new deal, because even if the League people were disposed to treat the Association with the customary contempt and disregard, they could not now afford to do so, for a number of reasons: The public, which has had enough of chicanery, has its eye on the situation, is scrutinizing every move, and will not support cold-blooded selfishness in the interest of a pure monopoly; the Players' League is not yet totally extinct, and is still in position to make an alliance with the best part of the Association, if the latter should be forced to resent any breach of faith; the following of the Players' League must be won over, even after the Players' League is disposed of, which can only be done by caring for the remaining interests; and, finally, the American Association has its fate in its own hands, inasmuch as it has an equal voice with the League in the settlement, and if it shall get the worst of it, it will be simply because its conference committee is either incapable or treacherous.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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