Clipping:Syracuse and Rochester out of the AA, Philadelphia and Boston in

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Date Saturday, December 20, 1890

[reporting on the meeting of the conference committee 12/12] The most substantial progress was made Friday, when Syracuse was gotten rid of. Rochester had previously been partially satisfied, it only remaining for Thurman to clinch the deal, although this fact was not generally known. On Saturday George K. Frazer, representing the Syracuse Club, agreed to give up his franchise in the Association, when called upon to do so, in consideration of a mutually satisfactory amount of money. The agreement provides that MR. Frazer shall retain control of Syracuse under the National Agreement, and that he shall have the right to enter any base ball league or association to the exclusion of other parties. He will also keep all his players.

It now only remains to placate Toledo and the job is done so far as the Association is concerned. The total amount the three clubs will receive is $25,000, which the other Association clubs will be proportionally assessed for. In what proportion Toledo, Rochester and Syracuse will divide this lump sum is not known.

As soon as Syracuse had been disposed of the Boston and Philadelphia clubs were given the Athletic and Boston franchises with the concurrence of the League conferees, Spalding and Byrne.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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