Dunlap, Shaffer and the other deserters who failed to turn up for duty yesterday with their respective clubs are now black listed under the Day resolution. None of the recreants weakened.
-Cleveland Herald, April 2, 1884
I have to admit that I love the Herald's use of "recreant." Very impressive. While the Herald's editorial stance had mellowed a bit in March, as the season approached and they focused more on the Cleveland club, the still had plenty of bitterness and anger left.