Sunday, September 6, 2009

I Wouldn't Want To Deal With Him

Fred Dunlap, the crack second baseman, has returned from Philadelphia and proposes to raise a row with Hanlon, the Brotherhood manager here. Dunlap, it seems, was offered $4,500 by the Pitssburgh Brotherhood and accepted, but afterward went to Philadelphia, as he thought he could get $5,000 there and because he would not play for Hanlon, the Pittsburgh manager. The Philadelphia club finally refused to pay him $5,000, as they claimed the extra $500 was paid him last year because he was manager of the Pitssburgh team. Dunlap said that all Brotherhood men were to be paid last year's salaries and as his was $5,000 he quit Philadelphia. He is here now inaugurating a vigorous kick on Hanlon, as he says the latter was elected contrary to the rules of the Brotherhood and the players were allowed no vote in his case. Hanlon fires back and says no matter how good a player Dunlap is he does not want him.
-Atchison (Kansas) Daily Globe, March 4, 1890

Can we just stipulate that Dunlap was a royal pain in the rear end? While I admire him for standing up for his personal business interests, the squabbles over money are rather wearisome to read about, considering that it was pretty much an annual thing with Dunlap. He must have been very difficult to deal with.

And I just had a horrible thought: imagine Fred Dunlap represented by Scott Boras. Yikes.

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