Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Busy September

The organization of the new Western League will be perfected at Chicago to-day. It will comprise the cream of the cities at present comprising the Western and Northwestern Leagues, with the addition of Chicago and in all probability St. Louis. A preliminary meeting of the delegates at present in Chicago was held yesterday, and though no actual business was transacted, it was decided to get everything in readiness for to-day when the real work will begin. President Meyers, of the Kansas City Club, was authorized to represent St. Louis at the meeting, President Von der Ahe giving him instructions if a good circuit were arranged and the new organization were financially sound, to count on him for membership. The prospects are St. Louis will be represented in the new organization.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 27, 1887

Von der Ahe had a rather busy September. He had a world's series to organize, a player's revolt to deal with and he was in the process of putting together the St. Louis Whites. And all of that was on top of the normal day to day operation of his ball club and his other business ventures. Plus, he probably had a couple of girlfriends on the side. If you ever run into someone who doesn't take Von der Ahe seriously, just mention what he was doing in the fall of 1887.

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