There are just one or two cities that the Brotherhood really cares a fig for. They would like to wipe the Athletics out...If St. Louis was taken in the price of amalgamation would be the betrayal of Chris. Von der Ahe by his present associates.
-Sporting Life, August 6, 1890
I don't think that it's a stretch to say that the Brotherhood War had a detrimental effect on the fortunes of Chris Von der Ahe and the Browns. The Players League broke up the core of the championship club and, after a brief restoration in 1891, the Browns entered a decline that would culminate in back to back one hundred loss seasons, bankruptcy, and the club being placed in receivership. While all of Von der Ahe's troubles in the 1890's can't be laid at the feet of the Brotherhood, the war with the Players League certainly was the beginning of the end of Von der Ahe's baseball empire.