In connection with the sale of the Sportsman's Park and Club property on March 14 a new story is going the rounds in St. Louis to the effect that Robison, the Cleveland man, has formed a combination with the owner of Athletic Park, on Grand avenue and that the games of the St. Louis League Club will be played on them next summer. According to the story Robison is only waiting for the Shreriff to sell the Sportsman's Park and Club property out. When that is done he will move the Clevelands to the new base ball park on Grand avenue and the League games will be played there without asking anyone's consent on the ground that the St. Louis franchise no longer exists and that the League has power to give one here to Robison.
-Sporting Life, February 25, 1899
For all intents, constructions, and purposes, this thing was done. For our purposes here, there are only really a couple of things of interests left. First, there's the sale of the SPCA's property, which took place in March. Second, there's a League meeting where the SPCA's franchise rights are revoked and a new St. Louis franchise is awarded to Robison, et al. Finally, there's that scene on Opening Day where the dispossessed Von der Ahe watches the new St. Louis club parade to the ballpark - his fall complete.
So I'm looking forward to wrapping this series up and moving on to new things but there's still a ways to go. But I do feel I have a handle on all of this and I hope that you do as well.