Mark Baldwin induced Jack O'Connor to jump from Cleveland to Pittsburg and for this piece of work the big pitcher was placed in the St. Louis sweat box, along with some of the old-timers who had witnessed Mark's good work from the bleachers. Mark knew that but very few people in St. Louis would recognize him and he felt perfectly safe in jail. He hadn't been in a second until some one yelled: - "Howdy, Baldy? How's the alum business? Does Latham know that you are incarcerated? You look awfully smooth this winter. How are they coming? What are you in for? Cracking a safe or swiping a yellow super? Will you play under Gus Schmelz next season? Stick to Gus, and Columbus will win the pennant sure."
Mack was released Saturday on bail in the sum of $500. This was furnished by a couple of local lawyers under instructions from a Pittsburg lawyer named Shoyer, who is acting for the Pittsburg Club. It is said the latter club will defend Mark Baldwin when the case comes to trial. From J. Palmer O'Neil also comes a threat of a cross suit for damages which makes Mr. Von der Ahe smile broadly. The case against Baldwin will be pushed by the boss president who is dead sore on Baldwin for his contemptible actions.
-The Sporting Life, March 14, 1891
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