The suit brought by Mark Baldwin, the ex-professional pitcher, against President Von der Ahe, of the St. Louis Club, for $10,000 damages for false arrest, was again decided in a Pittsburg, Pa., court, Jan. 20, in Baldwin's favor. After being out two hours, the jury brought in a verdict of $2,225, which was $25 more than the amount of the verdict in the first suit. On the following day President Von der Ahe filed a motion for a new trial.
-New York Clipper, January 30, 1897
But this is another reason why the Baldwin Affair went on for so long. It took them years to get the first verdict and then Von der Ahe won an appeal and got a second trial. After that didn't go his way, he appealed to higher courts. The thing just went on and on.