Charlie Bennett Sued by Allegheny Ball-Club After Refusing to Sign Contract for 1883 Season

Allegheny Base-Ball Club v. Bennett, 14 Fed. 257 (W.D. Pa. 1882)   Charlie Bennett was enjoying a productive 1882 season as the primary catcher for the Detroit Wolverines (NL) when the club traveled to play a series in Worchester, Massachusetts in early August.  Before arriving in Worchester, Bennett met secretly with Al Pratt of the Allegheny... Continue Reading →

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Henry Oberbeck Recovers in Contract Lawsuit Against St. Louis Browns

Oberbeck v. Sportsman's Park & Club Ass'n, 17 Mo.App. 310 (Mo. App., 1885)What happened?Henry Oberbeck had a relatively uneventful career in professional baseball, playing for four teams over two seasons as a third baseman, outfielder and pitcher.  At the plate, he compiled a .176 lifetime batting average in 238 at bats and was 0-5 with... Continue Reading →

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