Clipping:The California League joins the National Agreement

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Date Wednesday, May 22, 1889

From the secretary of the Board of Arbitration, Mr. Charles H. Byrne, comes the pleasing news that, after holding out for two years, the California League has at last come to a realizing sense of the necessity of entering the great family of base ball organizations, and accordingly applied, through its president, John J. Morse, for the protection of the National Agreement. This protection has been accorded, and the California League is now safely anchored in the base ball harbor of refuge. The California League was the only base ball organization of any importance outside of the great national alliance. With her admission the last resort of contract-breakers and reserve-jumpers is cut off. This will be a good thing for the national game in general and the California League in particular, as the latter will now be secure from the invasion of outside disturbing influences and will have a chance to develop her own players and profit thereby accordingly.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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