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February 7th

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1898 Chris Von der Ahe is taken into custody to face charges in Pittsburgh after being kidnapped by detective Nicholas Bendel in a St. Louis hotel. The owner of the St. Louis Brown Stockings (AA) will face jail time in Pennsylvania if he doesn't pay the $2,500 damages awarded to right-hander Mark E. Baldwin, who brought suit against the baseball magnate for malicious prosecution after being acquitted in a dispute between the National League and the American Association.

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