President Von der Ahe, of the St. Louis Club, says: "I'm going to return to baseball next season, after an absence of some years. I'm going to be strictly in it again." It will be a good thing for baseball at the Mound City if the genial German would pay more attention to the game than he does to outside matters.
-New York Clipper, November 6, 1897
Regardless, we'll get back to the 1870 season starting tomorrow.