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Monday, November 26, 2007

Box Score of a Baseball Game Played on Travers Island in Pelham Manor in July 1896

Last week I posted to the Historic Pelham Blog an item regarding a baseball game played on Travers Island during the Summer of 1897. See Wednesday, November 21, 2007: Baseball on Travers Island During the Summer of 1897. Today's posting provides a brief account of a baseball game played a year earlier, in July 1896, as well as a box score for the game.


A GAME of baseball between the Athletes and a nine that can only be described as 'Has-Beens,' amused the visitors to Travers Island.

The abbreviated 'Young Mr. Bloss' pitched erratic curves for the Athletes.

McCrae, whose meagre knowledge of the game has been gained since his arrival from Australia, ignored a ball that went over the plate and was on the point of attacking the umpire with the bat because three strikes were called on him, when he declared he only struck at the ball twice.

Sheldon's home run and Halpin's errors were the features of the game. The scores: [Image of Box Score Below]

Source: Baseball, New York Athletic Club Journal, Vol. V, No. 5, p. 14 (Aug. 1896).

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