Clipping:The history of the conflicting schedules

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Date Saturday, December 13, 1890

[from Brunell's column] Had it not been for a speech of vehemence and military flavor by Colonel McAlpin last spring the schedule would have been changed and a list of playing dates with less than a total of eight conflicts would have been adopted. Last April, while Al Johnson and I were at St. Louis witnessing the opening games between the Cleveland an Chicago teams fresh from their Southern practice tour, a special meeting was called for the avowed purpose of considering a change of schedule. John and I left St. Louis, and on the way down we discussed schedule changes. Finally, we got to manufacturing a new list of playing dates, and I finished and took into the New York meeting a schedule with but seven conflicts.

...Chicago instructed me to vote against change, cut Cleveland, Pittsburg, Buffalo and Philadelphia leaned towards a change, and Brooklyn could have been got into line. But Col. McAlpin's “death or glory” speech turned the tide and the schedule, with its average of 65 conflicts, stood. And the colonel's crowd with its death or glory principles didn't stand...

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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