Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Intention Of The New League

"The intention of the new League is to break down this (reserve) rule in a measure," said Mr. Lucas, "by affording players an opportunity of escape from its rigid conditions. We propose to pay first-class men first-class salaries, and if one place can afford to pay a good man more than another, why let him go where he can earn the most money. We don't care to make a wagon-load of wealth at the expense of the players, but are willing to let them share our prosperity."
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, November 13, 1883

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