A Herald man saw Tony Mullane at Akron yesterday, and Mullane talked freely on his jump. He said: "Yes! I have signed with Toledo and will play ball there next season. I have written to Mr. Lucas telling him why I did so. I do not believe that the Union Association can live out the season, and I was fearful of being blacklisted. I did not go to Mr. Lucas and offer to sign. I was approached, and after persuasion signed with the Unions. But it is all over now, and I shall play good ball for Toledo."
-Cleveland Herald, February 4, 1884