The reports lately telegraphed from the East that Bill Gleason had signed with the Athletics was premature. Bill was seen by a Globe-Democrat reporter yesterday, and stated that he had not signed with the Athletics. He had received a letter from Sharsig, asking for his terms. These Bill sent on, and since has heard nothing. When asked as to his preference for clubs, he stated that he would play any place except with the Browns, but was determined not to play under Von der Ahe another season. Bill has a long string of complaints. He states that he was continually talked at, and his good work was not appreciated. He would be glad to get away.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, November 26, 1887