Clipping:The old Athletics sue the new
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|Date||Friday, May 30, 1884|
A bill in equity was filed to-day [5/29] by counsel representing the old Athletic Ball Club, which was incorporated in January, 1876, against William Sharzig, Charles E. Mason and Lewis Simmons, and the other members and the other members and player of the organization at present known as the “Athletic Base-ball Club,” asking the Court to enjoin the defendants from continuing the unlawful use of this title. It is averred that no authority for its use has ever been granted, and that tits unwarranted assumption by the defendants has hampered the old club, prevented it from putting a nine in the field or joining the American Association, and depriving it of great profits. The old club has not had a team in the field since the season of 1878, but was at one time quite an energetic organization, with about one hundred stockholders.
|Submitted by||Richard Hershberger|
|Origin||Initial Hershberger Clippings|