Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Complete Reorganization

Arrangements were completed to-day for the immediate transfer of the Chicago Union Base Ball Club to [Pittsburgh.]  They will be taken in charge by the Exposition Park Association, which will divide the profits, if there are any, with President Henderson.  The club will be known as the Pittsburg Union.  Its first game in this city will be with the St. Louis club on the 26th inst.  A number of additional players will be signed, and the management say they will spare no expense to make the club one of the best in the country...

Arrangements were perfected yesterday by Messrs. Lucas and Thorner respectively, the Presidents of the Cincinnati and St. Louis clubs, for the complete reorganization of the Union Association in 1885.  Eight clubs are to form the association, together with an Eastern and Western alliance.  A large guarantee fund is to be placed in the hands of the Association Treasurer at the annual meeting, and this fund is to be used in assisting all clubs needing assistance during the season and to assist all clubs in strengthening their respective nines.  The seventy-five dollar guarantee is to be done away with and ll clubs will give 30 per cent of their gross receipts to the visiting teams.  Of the eight cities who are to admitted to membership three have a population of over 100,000 each, two have a population of over 200,000 each and the remaining three have a population of over 300,000.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 20, 1884 

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