1879 November

15thSpringfield hires John Chapman to manage a new team in 1880.

21stFrank Bancroft closes a deal with A.S. Soule of the patent medicine firm promoting its hop bitters to take a squad on a tour of Cuba and the South. The team will be called “Hop Bitters” but will consist mainly of Worcester players, not Rochester men.

24th  Although the club reportedly cleared $1,500 in winning the pennant, Providence offers player-manager George Wright a contract calling for a cut of about $300 from his 1879 salary of $2,000. Because Wright was reserved by Providence at the NL meeting, he will receive no offers from other clubs.