During the session of the [national] convention Dec. 9 the baseball members of the press met together and organized the Baseball Reporters' Association, electing the following officers: President, George Munson of St. Louis; vice-president, Henry Chadwick of Brooklyn; secretary, George Stackhouse of New York; treasurer, John Mandige of New York; board of directors - Pritchard, Brunnel, Mulgood, Richter and Chadwick. The vote for president was made a tie by the ballots of The Tribune and Sun reporters, but Mr. Chadwick resigned in favor of Mr. Munson. A committee of three consisting of Chadwick, Kennedy and Brunnel, were assigned to draft a constitution and by-laws. The objects of the association are to bring about a regular system of scoring throughout the country, and to advance the interests of the national game through the medium of the daily and weekly press. Membership is open to all regular baseball reporters of the United States, the annual dues being only one dollar. The first annual meeting will be held in St. Louis during the week of the baseball conventions to be held there in December, 1888. A committee visited the convention, and the organization was daily approved and recognized.
-New York Clipper, December 17, 1887
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