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House of David at Parkhurst

27 Jul , 1931
Created by Elizabeth Emery

This picture and article dated 7/27/1931 promotes the upcoming game between the famed House of David team against the Gloversville Eagles at Parkhurst Field.

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Detroit Clowns at Parkhurst

6 Jul , 1931
Created by Elizabeth Emery

This article dated 7/6/1931 promoted an upcoming game featuring the Gloversville Eagles vs the Detroit
Clowns.

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Havana Red Sox at Parkhurst

13 Jul , 1923
Created by Aaron Mittler

“Pop” Watkins and his Havana Red Sox, who have won 36 games this season and only lost seven, will be there Saturday afternoon to play the Elks at Parkhurst Field.

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NY Bloomer Girls at A. J. & G. Park

10 Aug , 1914
Created by Elizabeth Emery

Women have been playing baseball in the New York metropolitan area almost as long as baseball itself has been in existence. Shortly after the first professional men’s teams formed in the late 1860s, women began forming various recreational “base ball” clubs. Then in 1910, ballplayers Dan Whalen, Joe Manning, and Eddie Manning formed the New York Bloomer Girls, a team that was to have many successes in the […]

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Chief Bender plays A. J. & G Park

13 Oct , 1913
Created by Elizabeth Emery

This ad from 10/13/1913 promotes an upcoming game featuring future Hall of Famer Chief Bender and battery mate Wally Schang against the Danforths on A. J. & G. Park.

Most baseball historians agree that Wally Schang was the greatest offensive catcher of the dead ball (pre-1920) era. When Schang wasn’t catching, his managers usually played him in center field, right, or at third base, in order to keep his bat in the lineup. His defensive work was also regarded as outstanding, although he holds the American League career record for most errors by a catcher, with 218

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