Friday, March 9, 2012

Unions vs. Browns

Arrangements are reported to have been made for a series of seven games between the St. Louis Unions and the Browns, to be played on the Union Grounds between October 15 and November 1.  It is stated authoritatively that ten of the Browns, including McGinnis and O'Neill, will form a combination for the purpose of playing the proposed games, for which they will receive 50 per cent of the gate receipts.  Their contracts will expire on October 15, and they claim that they will then be free to play just where they please.  It is understood that Deasley will not be included in the combination, but in every other respect the regular Brown Stocking organization will be presented against the Unions.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 12, 1884

I'm going to guess and say that this series did not have the blessing of The Right Honorable Christ. Von der Ahe.

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