Saturday, July 28, 2012

Henry Lucas Kills The Quincy Club

The management of the Quincy Base Ball Club waited until this afternoon for an answer from President Lucas, of the Unions, as to admission into that association, and no answer having been received, the Quincy club this afternoon was disbanded.  Two years experience, this year with a first-class club which would have been certain of the pennant, and a dead loss of several thousand dollars, renders it safe to predict that the days of professional base ball playing in Quincy are over.  The Northwestern League was ruined 1, by too many clubs being admitted; 2, by too big salaries; 3, by the cities being too much scattered; 4, by the arrangement of the schedule requiring long jumps and doublings on railroads, making an enormous tax for fare.  There are some excellent base ball players here open for engagements.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 17, 1884

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