Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Sullivan Situation

Ted Sullivan, after hanging on the verge for four months, has joined the wreckers and signed to manage the St. Louis Union.
-Cleveland Herald, March 16, 1884

I take this as confirmation that Sullivan had settled his contract situation with Richmond. To the best of my knowledge, Sullivan officially agreed to manage the Maroons in December of 1883 and had been working with the club since at least the end of October. However, he had previously agreed to manage a club in Richmond, Virginia and he had been seeking his release from this agreement. There had been some talk in the papers at the beginning of March 1884 that Sullivan was going to Richmond to take care of the situation.

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