Clipping:Toledo Club finances, disbands

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Date Sunday, October 26, 1884
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The Toledo Base-ball Association has thrown up the sponge. The association, backed by President Colburn, made a game fight to continue the club through 1885, and a strong appeal was made to the lovers and patrons of the game in Toledo to come to the rescue with financial aid, but without success. The financial exhibit for 1884 showed net receipts, after paying visiting clubs, of only a trifle over $11,000. The expenses were $21,000, of which such a trifle over $15,000 was for players' salaries, making a deficit of almost $10,000. President Colburn said this evening [10/25] that $6,000 of this amount was contributed by the directors of the Toledo Association. Chris Von der Ahe, of the St. Louis Club, came here on Friday, and to-day engaged Morton, Mullane, Barkley, Welch and Poorman for the St. Louis Club for 1885, and the Toledo Association has agreed to release them. Morton goes as manager of the St. Louis Club, and all go on large salaries.

Source Cincinnati Enquirer
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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