This Day in Giants History: March 27, 1897

Cleveland president Frank DeHaas Robison proposes that National League teams chip in to pay the 1896 salary of New York Giants star Amos Rusie, who refused to play due to a contract dispute. Robison and other NL owners want to avoid Rusie’s lawsuit‚ in which he seeks free agency. Although New York president Andrew Freeman vehemently opposes the plan‚ the $3‚000 payment is made and Rusie rejoins the Giants.

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