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IN THE NEWS: The National League Metropolitans franchise is sold to millionaire Erastus Wiman. The Metropolitan Exhibition Company receives $25,000 for the transaction.
IN THE NEWS: At an AA meeting in Philadelphia, the Metropolitan club is removed from the Association, and the National club of Washington is admitted. By court order, the Metropolitans will be readmitted.
IN THE NEWS: The Washington Nationals are admitted to the National League, in place of Providence. The Washington club was displaced in the AA by the court's decision that the Mets' franchise could not be revoked.
IN THE NEWS: The St. Louis Maroons announce that Jerry Denny, Dude Esterbrook, Paul Hines, and George Myers are to play for them in 1886. Denny and Myers do so, but Esterbrook stays with the Giants and Hines goes to the newly formed Washington Nationals.
IN THE NEWS: The St. Louis Browns agree to sell the reserve rights to infielder Sam Barkley to Baltimore for $1,000.
IN THE NEWS: The AA officially admits the Metropolitans, having been forced by the courts to do so.