The case of pitcher Mark Baldwin, who was arrested on a charge of conspiring with others to induce "Silver" King, the Browns' crack pitcher, to jump his St. Louis contract and sign with the League, was nolle prossed last Saturday forenoon. But as soon as Baldwin stepped outside the court room he was re-arrested on new information, this time the charge being that he had "conspired with others and did induce" King to jump his contract. Mr. Von der Ahe averred that King did not report for duty on April 1, as his contract with the St. Louis Club required him to do, and that the pitcher has not since reported for duty and is constantly in the company of Baldwin. Baldwin's trial under the new information is set for Monday.
The case against Baldwin on the new or amended charge of conspiracy came up according to rule in the Court of Correction on Monday morning, but it was not until the afternoon when Mr. Von der Ahe's attorneys asked for a further continuance until April 14, in order to secure the attendance of additional witnesses for the State from Columbus. The prosecuting attorney refused to grant the continuance and the case was dismissed. Baldwin, who left for Florida Monday evening to join the Pittsburg team, said before leaving that he will have sweet revenge on Mr. Von der Ahe by instructing his attorneys to bring suit for $ 20,000 damages against the Browns' president for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. Little importance is attached here, however, to Baldwin's threat. I have it pretty straight from Columbus people that their club will now sue Baldwin for obtaining $200 under false pretenses.
-Sporting Life, April 11, 1891
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