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
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 […]
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.
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