On ,December 10 1900 — At the National League meetings at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York, rumors fly. Ban Johnson says the American League has signed a lease on a park in Detroit. The Players Protective Association says its members will not sign with the NL.

Tom Navin is jubilant over the new league and has nothing but praise for it. “Yes sir, I own the franchise in this city (Detroit)” said Mr. Navin yesterday. “and everything that I have done has been accomplished with the approval of Mr. Burns. We will have non-conflicting dates, and I will spare no expense in gathering together a pennant-winning team.

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