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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