It would never do for Chris Von der Ahe to have his legal docket cleaned off so he has resolved to fight for another trial of that suit of Mark Baldwin's. On the 21st inst. J.S. and E.G. Ferguson, representing Chris Von der Ahe, against whom Mark Baldwin, the former base ball pitcher, recovered $2525 as damages last week for false arrest, made a motion for a new trial. They allege certain errors upon the Court, that the verdict was against the weight of the evidence, and should have been in favor of the defendant; that it is contrary to the charge of the Court, and must be assumed to have been based upon a deliberate disregard of the uncontradicted testimony, and that in any event the damages awarded are excessive. A rule was granted upon the plaintiff to show cause why a new trial should not be granted.
-Sporting Life, January 30, 1897
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