A dispatch from St. Louis says: "Now that Mark Baldwin, the pitcher of the Pittsburg Club, of the National League, has been discharged by the Court, in this city, it is expected that Charles King, of the St. Louis Club, of the American Association, will jump his contract. King has never reported for duty, and declares he will not play for President Von der Ahe, because the latter released him in 1889, when there were complaints about his poor pitching. King denies that he has signed with any other team, but it is generally believed that he has either signed or agreed to sign with another club with the understanding that his contract was not to be made public until after the case against Baldwin had been disposed of.
-New York Clipper, April 18, 1891
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