Cincinnati Reds at Parkhurst

JAG Park‟, since renamed Parkhurst Field, is now home to The Elks and is a popular place for travelling MLB teams to come visit.

This article dated 8/14/1923 explains that the Cincinnati team, with George Burns and future HOF Eddie Roush, was to play an exhibition game against the Elks in Gloversville.

 It is also first proof we have that Honus Wagner had been one of the fourteen Pittsburgh Pirate players to play on JAG Park on July 24,1907


1923-08-14bTHE MORNING HERALD,  TUESDAY,  AUGUST 14,  1923.

GEORGE BURNS AND OTHER REDS TO BATTLE WITH ELKS AT PARKHURST FIELD TODAY
The First Big League Team to Visit Fulton County Since Wagner  and Pittsburgh Pirates Played “Jags”  Score of Years Ago —Game Begins at 4 o’Clock.

George Burns and his team mates will arrive in Gloversville this afternoon,  shortly before 2 o’clock.  They played an exhibition game in Cincinnati yesterday afternoon against the Yankees but will be on hand for today’s game with the Elks.

At 4 o’clock this afternoon umpire “Pipe’ Clay will call the game between the Elks and the first big league club to play in Gloversville since “Honus” Wagner and the Pittsburgh team played the “Jags” 20 years ago.

Because of the fact that the entire Cincinnati club will be here a large crowd is expected to attend the game.  As the Elks did not play Sunday,  the men are rested and in good shape for the gruelling contest of the afternoon.

The teams will take the field at 3 o’clock to limber up,  and it is expected that the more rabid fans will be on hand to watch their favorites work out.

Promoters of the game anticipate a crowd of at least 2,500 to witness the game.  Arrangements have been made with Captain Bernard W. Kearnev of Company H. and there will be a large number of extra bleachers on the field to accommodate the crowd.  The advance sale of tickets has been immense and according to reports there will be a great sale at the gate.

It is probable that “Casting” Keck will be in the box for the “big timers” with either “Ivn” Wingo or “Bubbles” Margrave to receive the pitcher’s offerings.  Gloversville’s fans can expect to see some fast fielding as well as good hitting by the members of the Cincinnati team.  Eddie Roush is known As one of the best all around fielders in the game while George Burns and (  ) Duncan are not far behind him.  As for Jimmy Caveney In short,  he is given credit by the best sports writers in the country for being the best ground doverer in either league.

 

 


This article from 8/15/1923 describes that the Cincinnati team, with George Burns, beat the local team.

George Burns hit a home run out of the park and over the railroad cars.

The local fans enjoyed the light-hearted „Vaudevillestyle‟ game.


 

1923-08-15GEORGE BURNS AND HIS TEAMMATES HAVE EASY TIME WITH ELKS’ TEAM
But Big Crowd Likes Game and Vaudeville Stunts Which Visiting Players Pulled Near End of Game
Keimack Is Real Artist as Funmaker.

For the first time in a number of years residents of Fulton county were enabled to see a team from the big leagues perform.  There were all of 2,000 people on hand to watch Pat Moran’s Cincinnati Reds perform and they were more than satisfied with the performances of George Burns and his teammates.  They defeated the Gloversville Elks by the score of 10 to 4.

It was a game full of thrills from beginning to end.  Two home runs,  one by George Burns and the other by Bohne showed the people how to bust fences.  The hit which Burns made seared over the fence and over two electric cars on the switch outside the park.  Bohne’s hit went over the right field fence into the brush.

 

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