Yesterday affairs culminated. Chamberlain, who had been suspended for a month and reinstated, was put in to pitch. He was batted hard, and, besides, had very little control of the ball. This made Von der Ahe so angry that he suspended Chamberlain indefinitely without pay, released Jim Davis and signed Joe Herr to play third. He then lectured the team and sent them to bed. The team is completely disorganized.
-Sporting Life, June 14, 1890
And the Browns were indeed completely disorganized in 1890. The team was a mess and used thirty-five players over the course of the season. VdA ran through five different managers, in an attempt to replace Charles Comiskey. Count Campau may have been the best player on the club. The Great Players' Revolt left the club a mess and the 1890 Browns never recovered, finishing fifteen games out.