Saturday, February 12, 2011

Putting A Price On The Players

When Director Doyle asked President Von der Ahe to put a price on Caruthers and Bushong, he moderately answered, "$30,000." It is needless to say that Director Doyle has not yet recovered from the shock.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 28, 1887

After the 1887 world's series ended and a year before the West Ends played the Pinchbacks (see how I tied everything together there), Von der Ahe broke up his championship team. Caruthers, Foutz, Bushong, Welch and Gleason were sold off and new talent was brought in.

Over the next few days, I'm going to go through the Globe and see how they covered the sales. I'll probably add some stuff from Cash and Hetrich and, in the end, I'll throw in my two-cents.

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