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Base-Ball: How to Become a Player (1888)

With the Origin, History and Explanation of the Game

By John Montgomery Ward of the New York Base-Ball Club

It was mainly due to the chaos that John Montgomery Ward's Player's Revolt of 1890 created in the National League that Al Lawson was signed by Boston and Pittsburgh. However, he either wasn't talented enough, or mature enough, or fit enough to perform even in the diluted talent pool of the National League that year. Lawson and Ward met again on the field several times in the Spring of 1892, as Lawson's Tampa team played a week of exhibition games against Ward's Brooklyn National League club.

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