Honus Wagner

The article below dated 7/24/1907 recaps a game between the JAGs and the Pittsburgh (Pirates) Nationals, featuring future Hall of Fame player Honus Wagner, where the home team lost 5-0.

Pittsburgh was en route to Philadelphia, for a game the next day, after playing a game in Boston the day before.

Fourteen members of the team made the trip to Gloversville and were taken by Manager Earl and Secretary Ball to the Kingsborough Hotel (South Main Street) for dinner after the game.

Above is a picture of the main lobby of the Kingsborough Hotel as it appeared only a few years earlier, in 1902.

Honus Wagner would return to the city and to this hotel exactly 30 years later to manage the Pirates in a game at Berkshire Park.

Honus Wagner

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Honus Wagner