Ted Sullivan has been appointed Manager of the Kansas City Unions. One of his first moves was to re-engage Harry Wheeler, who had been released, and to sign Gardner, lately suspended by the Baltimore Club. Gardner is a good ball player, and Sullivan can come as near getting him to attend to business as any manager in the country.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 13, 1884
Just a week earlier, Sullivan, since he was no longer employed by the UA, was able to straighten out his situation as it related to the National Agreement and was no longer blacklisted by the established leagues. And then he turns around and agrees to coach the Kansas City Unions. Ted Sullivan was something else.