Clipping:Fitzgerald expelled from the Athletics

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Date Sunday, September 9, 1866

The Athletics held a meeting at their rooms on Monday evening last. The Athletics did the second best thing we ever knew them to do, and which is contained in the resolutions appended. The action of the club was nearly unanimous–there being but one dissenting vote–and the members holding opposite views expressed the belief that the illustrious D.B. was too small game for the Athletics to crack at. However, the Athletics but seconded what their friends long since demanded. The resolutions are worthy of preservation:--

WHEREAS: The Athletic Base Ball Club, of Philadelphia, has been the subject of repeated scurrilous attacks from Thomas Fitzgerald, lately its President, and now one of its members; and

Whereas, The said Thomas Fitzgerald, regardless or ignorant of the decencies of social intercourse, the privacy of business relations and the sanctity of domestic life, has written libelous articles against the characters of our President, Vice President and several of our members;

And Whereas, He has circulated and published malicious and wilful falsehood against this organization, using as confirmatory of his assertions the influences of his late office and his present membership–therefore

Resolved, That Thomas Fitzgerald be, and is hereby expelled from the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia.

Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the Philadelphia Sunday Mercury, New York Clipper and New York Sunday Mercury.

Source Philadelphia Sunday Mercury
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
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