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“The Fourth of July in Baseball has Always been a Day of Reckoning"

During the 19th Century, when completing any given season in the black, or finishing the season at all, was not a foregone conclusion for a large percentage of professional teams; in 1892… 863 more words

Wednesday's Book Review: "Baseball in 1889"

Baseball in 1889: Players vs. Owners. By Daniel M. Pearson. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1993.

This book is not a bad book, but it is a far cry from being a really good one. 396 more words


A Cricketer on Baseball

Spencer Thomas Oldham was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England—what the “The American Cricketer” called “that famous nursery of cricketers.”  By 1883 he had been playing professionally in the United States for a decade, and… 511 more words

Letters from the Front--Joe Jenkins

When Joe Jenkins, backup catcher for the Chicago White Sox, enlisted in the army shortly after the 1917 World Series, it didn’t cause much concern for the team’s prospects.  837 more words

Lost Advertisements--Anheuser-Busch, Washington Senators

In 1910, a series of Anheuser-Busch ads  appeared in several Washington D.C. papers. The ad above appeared when the Chicago White Sox faced the Senators in early May: 147 more words

Lost Advertisements--Cubs, White Sox and Whales Endorse Steele's Game of Baseball

A 1915 advertisement for Steele’s Game of Baseball, a table-top game which claimed to have “Over 1,000,000 absorbing combinations,” and promised that the player would “enjoy it beyond anything you might have believed possible:” 467 more words