1872 February

12th  William Arthur “Candy” Cummings, who has been accused of signing contracts with 3 different clubs for the 1872 season, is released from his obligation to the Haymaker Club of Troy and will be allowed to play with the Mutual Club of NY. Candy maintains that Troy had not lived up to the pact he signed last September, that he never signed with the Athletics, and that he was justified in signing with the Mutes.