Cards Win over Browns in Eviction Judgment: Court Rejects Contention That Contract Was Broken, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Cards Win Oyer Browns In Eviction Judgment Court Rejects Contention That Contract Was Broken ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 1 UP.— A circuit court judge ruled today that the St. Louis Browns could not evict the Cardinals from Sportsmans Park. Judge Robert L. Aronson rejected the Browns contention that the National League team violated the terms of a lease when the club changed ownership in 1948. The Browns, owners of the park used by both clubs, had argued that when the Cardinals changed hands the name of the corporation was changed, thereby releasing the American League club from the rental contract. Judge Aronsons ruling climaxed a lengthy legal wrangle between William Q. Dewitt, president of the Browns, and Cardinal president, Fred Siagh, Jr. The dispute over the use of Sportsmans Park arose two years ago after the late Bob Hannegan, former president of the Cardinals, sold his majority interest in the club to Saigh.

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