JAGS

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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Local Connection to Cleveland

7 Jul , 1913
Created by Elizabeth Emery

Joe Birmingham played for the JAGS in 1906 and then went on to play for the Cleveland Naps. He had one of the strongest throwing arms and he was a fine defensive center fielder. He was named the manager of the Naps in 1912 at the age of 28 and he stayed at the helm for three more seasons. His […]

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Local Clubs at A.,J.&G. Park

3 Sep , 1908
Created by Aaron Mittler

About two hundred of the Fort Johnson club of this city, the Colonial club of Johnstown and the Eccentric club of Gloversville attended the outing which was held Wednesday at J. & G. park, Gloversville, under the auspices of the three clubs.

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Local Businessman Dies at Game

11 Jun , 1908
Created by Aaron Mittler

Well Known Authority on the Glove Industry and Prominent Manufacturer, Expires Witnessing Ball Game.

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Drawing Crowds… not on Sundays

19 May , 1908
Created by Aaron Mittler

The announcement that the A., J.and G. and Scranton State League clubs would play at A., J. and G. park in this city on Sunday resulted in Mayor Young issuing orders to Chief of Police Smith to place under arrest every player

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