Clipping:The influence of wives on player jumps

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Date Wednesday, March 12, 1890

[from Ella Black's column] What an amount the women have had to do with the stand taken by many of the players in this fight. It seems to have been a fact that when any of their wives took an interest in the sport, the men always went according to the wishes of their wives. It was through their wives that Clarkson and Bennett signed with the old body, and it was to please his wife that Billy Sunday resigned from the Brotherhood. Last summer Sunday was one of the most enthusiastic members of the Players' League and did a great deal towards interesting the present local backers in the scheme. His wife, though, had more faith in the old body, and it was her entreaties that caused him to return to it. It was the reverse in the case of “Buck” Ewing. His wife was all for the Players' League.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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