Lot 26 of 627:
1895 2 Baseball broadsides, "Irish Ball Tossers", Kalamazoo, Michigan  

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Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
2 broadsides, 1895 amateur Baseball game of "Green Stockings Irish Ball Tossers” (and a fearless Umpire) in Kalamazaoo County, Michigan

Author:

Place:
Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Publisher:

Date:
1895

Description:

Includes: 

• ANOTHER GREAT BALL GAME / Mike Redmond with his famous IRISH BALL TOSSERS/From the Kalamazoo City League will play at Willow Park, Allegan…Mike has two natural Irish coachers that keep the crowd in a constant uproar. They are perfect gentlemen and one of the best ameture teams in Kalamazoo county...Admission 25 cents. Grand stand free” 7.5 x 11.5”. Completely separated at center fold, repaired on verso with archival tape.
• GEISER FOUND !/ Allegan Base Ball Management, in looking for a man with sufficient nerve to umpire the same Saturday…with MIKE REDMOND’S FAMOUS GREEN STOCKINGS, ran across Geiser. He says ‘I am the man you want. My life has been spent performing deeds where great nerve was required. I will be there in time to call the game. No one will question my decisions...”8.5 x 11.5”

The apparent public interest in every detail of this game may be explained by the fact that the “golden era” of baseball in southwestern Michigan had ended a few years earlier with the disbanding of Kalamazoo’s semi-professional team and the complete collapses of a newly-formed Michigan State League.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Good to very good.


 
Item number:
276221
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