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OT:: a little local baseball history
02-18-2013, 01:35 AM (This post was last modified: 02-18-2013 01:36 AM by michaelstepper.)
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OT:: a little local baseball history
Have a sports room and was looking for some great pics of historic baseball events when it occurred to me my hometown and current residence had a rich baseball history all it's own and quite the unique story.
Starting (depending on source) 1899-1902 men would play baseball on the mud flats at low tide. No big machinery or enough flat land around here to build a ballfield. Anyway tons of pics to go through at the local museum but here's a few faves I may have matted and framed

The ballfield at high tide
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Game on with fresh lines
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Great crowd. The church in background is still here and smack in the middle of what's now downtown
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The local team that traveled. Notice the ethnic mix in 1905
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02-18-2013, 02:17 AM
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Those are some great pics. That is great way to decorate a sports room. If I ever get one again I will have to borrow your idea. Thanks for sharing!

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02-18-2013, 02:50 AM
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Wow that is incredible! I love that 2nd pic. Splash = HR or ground rule double? lol

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02-18-2013, 09:59 AM
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Great photos!

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02-18-2013, 02:45 PM
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Thanks guys! I think it's pretty dang sweet

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02-18-2013, 05:16 PM
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thats pretty cool!!

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02-18-2013, 07:55 PM
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I worked in Larsen Bay, AK in the summer of '89, and I can believe they played games by the schedule of tides. Everything centered around the tide schedule, which was odd for a kid from Texas. Awesome pictures!
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02-19-2013, 12:15 PM
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Very cool, thanks for showing those pics. Nice idea.
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02-19-2013, 12:43 PM
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Great photos. A nice little snapshot of history.

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02-20-2013, 10:40 AM
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(02-18-2013 01:35 AM)michaelstepper Wrote:  Have a sports room and was looking for some great pics of historic baseball events when it occurred to me my hometown and current residence had a rich baseball history all it's own and quite the unique story.
Starting (depending on source) 1899-1902 men would play baseball on the mud flats at low tide. No big machinery or enough flat land around here to build a ballfield. Anyway tons of pics to go through at the local museum but here's a few faves I may have matted and framed

Wow. That's really cool! Thanks for posting those pix. What a cool baseball history.
A buddy of mine lives in Hoboken, NJ and took me to the Elysian Fields, believed to be the site of the first organized baseball game. It was a great feeling to actually stand on that spot where it probably all began.

If you want to see pix of The Elysian Fields, check out my buddy's website
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