Clipping:The amateur status of the Star club

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Date Sunday, December 24, 1871
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The Star Club, of Brooklyn, having realized that the semi-professional status they have occupied the past two or three years is not a source of profit or credit to the club as an old amateur organization, have wisely determined to return to first principles and to give up further efforts to again win the merely nominal title of amateur champions, which they have held for several years past. Their crack fielder, F. Rogers, has become a professional, and also their noted pitcher [Cummings]; and Bevins, their second-base man, is again going in for stamps in the professional arena, as he did last year. The amateur portion of the nine will remain with the club, and in future go in for recreative games only, leaving the custom of sharing gate-money to the semi-professional class of amateurs.

Source New York Sunday Mercury
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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