Dansforths

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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Danforths Defeat Philly Giants

14 Aug , 1913
Created by Aaron Mittler

Playing to their best form the Dansforths administered an awful walloping to the Philadelphia colored Giants at J. & G. park yesterday afternoon.

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Brooklyn at A.,J.&G Park

7 Aug , 1913
Created by Aaron Mittler

Six Hundred enthusiastic fans saw the Dansforths win a ten inning battle from the fast Brooklyn Royal Giants at J. & G. park yesterday afternoon.

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Danforth Baseball at the Park

11 Feb , 1910
Created by Elizabeth Emery

This letter, dated 2-11-1910, is from Manager Eggens to Robert M. Colt of F.J &G Railroad and future member of the board of the Industrial League, thanking him for securing the use of J&G Park for the upcoming season.

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