The Forest City played under Jack O'Connor, former major leaguer with 7 different teams. Their owner was little known William Murphy. If anything was known about Cleveland, it was that they issued light-green schedule cards. Notable players include major leaguers Joe Delahanty, Jerry Freeman, and Jack O'Connor. Cleveland disbanded from the league on May 22. After 21 games, the Forest City stood 8-13 and 7th in the league, to only the New York Knickerbockers.