Clipping:Wiman threatens legal action, and a competing league
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|Date||Wednesday, December 16, 1885|
Mr. Wiman finding that appeals [to the AA] were useless, resorted to bull-dozing methods. He threatened to take the matter into the courts. “It is an outrage,” said he, “perpetrated upon me without authority of law or precedent. With no vestige of fair play or legality our franchise has been revoked. But I will not tamely submit. I have rights and shall have them enforced. It is indecent, unbusinesslike and ungentlemanly.” He also declared that he would bring damage suits separately against every club in the Association. Also that he would have base ball on Staten Island even if the court decided against him. He further announced that he would organize another league, patronize dissatisfied players and place an opposition team in every American Association city, even if it cost him $500,000(?) [in original].
|Submitted by||Richard Hershberger|
|Origin||Initial Hershberger Clippings|