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Tue, 1887-02-08

King Kelly meets with Chicago White Stockings owner Albert Spalding for contract talks. Kelly, who won the National League batting championship for the pennant-winning White Stockings last season, wants the bonus of $375 that Spalding promised for good behavior last year. Spalding refuses to give him the bonus or to rescind the additional $225 withheld from Kelly's salary as fines for drinking. Six days later, Kelly will be sold to the Boston Beaneaters.

 

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Al Spalding, Boston Beaneaters, Chicago White Stockings, King Kelly
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