At a special NL meeting in Rochester, the league prohibits
its members from renting their grounds for use on
Sundays and from selling alcoholic beverages on the
premises. These rules are aimed at the Cincinnati
club, which has done both.
The NL makes a statement putting its aggregate losses
for the season at $20,000. Blame is placed on high
salaries, which run over $14,000 for some clubs.
The Cincinnati club refuses to accede to the October
4th restrictions and is thrown out of the NL. The
NL also votes to retain the year-old reserve system.
The Boston and Providence clubs release their players,
thereby saving themselves 20 days' worth of salary.