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Description: The League Reorganized

Date: January 7 1897

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 5

THE LEAGUE REORGANIZED
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Southern Baseball Men Most of Montgomery and Elect Officers
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 5.The Southern league was reorganized here and appears to be in excellent condition for the coming season. There were present: B. L. Holt of Montgomery, John F. Flournoy of Columbus, E. V. OConnor of Mobile, and Henry Powers of New Orleans.
President Powers made a statement of the standing of the clubs at the close of the last season, and New Orleans was declared to be the champion of 1896. Memphis, through Charles Frank, and Shreveport, through W. E. Seay, applied for membership, and were admitted to the league.
A salary limit of $1,000 was decided on and a penalty of $250 was prescribed for exceeding this limit. Each club in the league is required to deposit $_00 by Jan. 18th as a guarantee that it will play the season through. On the eighteenth a meeting will be held in Birmingham, when the last call will be made for this forfeit money, and when action will be taken on the applications for membership of Birmingham and Little Rock.
The following officers of the league were elected: Henry Powers, of New Orleans, president; John F. Flourney of Columbus, vice president.

Submitted: 07/12/13 (Edited 07/12/13)

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