will probably never again be witnessed in professional Base Ball.
On November 6th, two days after the promulgation of their manifesto, representatives from eight chapters of the National Brotherhood of Base Ball Players, viz.: J. M. Ward, New York; D. Brouthers, Boston; C. J. Buffinton, Philadelphia; E. Andrews, Brooklyn; E. Hanlon, Pittsburg; John Strieker, Cleveland; John Rowe, Buffalo; Fred Pfeffer, Chicago, met with E. A. McAlpin, Charles B. Cory, Henry M. Love, A. L. Johnson, M. Shire and John Addison, to form an eight-club Players' League in opposition to the National League. On the advice of their lawyers, however, the organization was deferred and not effected until January, 1890.
From the ranks of the National League clubs the following players seceded, joining the Players' League.
Boston—Kelly, Kilroy, Brouthers and Storey.
Brooklyn—Ward, Andrews, Seery, Bassett, Beerbauer, McGeachy and Tucker.
Buffalo—Wise, J. Irwin, A. Irwin, Mack, Carney, Keefe, Beecher, Howe and White.
Chicago—Pfeffer, Baldwin, King, Boyle, Dwyer, Tener, Bastian, Bartson, Darling, Farrell, Williamson, Latham, Ryan and Duffy.
Cleveland—Snyder, Strieker, Sutcliffe and Radford.
New York—Ewing, Murphy, Welch, Keefe, Crane, O'Day, Conner, Richardson, Whitney, O'Rourke, Slattery and Gore.
Pittsburg—Hanlon, Staley, Beckley, Kuehne, Galvin, Miller, Morris, Fields, Dunlap and Maul.