Clipping:The two Polo Grounds

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Date Saturday, November 22, 1890

[from a dispatch by Murnane to the Boston Globe] The New York Club will be in big luck to come out even for the next five years. To start they have two expensive ball parks on their hands. John .B. Day used poor judgment when he leased their grounds. With a year to run he went to the owners of the property and asked for a renewal of the lease for five years at the rend he was paying-- $3000 per year. The Players' League had grounds at the next block three times as large from the same landlord for $5000, with a privilege of renewing it. When Mr. Day called on Mr. Coogan, the owner, he was informed that he had promised the Players' League people that he would not renew the League's lease, but then, Mr. Day, you might come to my figures and have a renewal. Mr. Day was ready to do most anything at the time, and signed a bond to put up $8000 a year rent for the next five years, and there you are!

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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