Friday, March 27, 2009

A Bit More On Decker

The Herald says: In regard to the engagement of Syracuse Decker, the St. Louis player, by the Stars, Mr. Robert Townsend, Secretary of the Stars, writes to this paper as follows: "On the recommendation of Peters and Flint, of the Chicagos, and on their assurance that the St. Louis Club was an independent, co-operative club, I telegraphed Decker, offering him a position in the Star nine.  He accepted by wire before it was known in St. Louis that the 'Browns' had been admitted to the National Association.  From the above statement of facts it will be patent that our record is as clean as it always has been in the past."
 -St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 3, 1879

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