Tag: Gus Schmelz

Jul 02

George Wagner vs. John H Roche

It is the summer of 1893; the nation is in the grip of an economic depression. The status of the game in Washington is not well either. The National League’s second entry in Washington is in serious trouble. The Wagners have done poorly and in an attempt to generate more revenue they transfer games away …

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May 09

“A big stiff!”

Did you hear the one about the fan who called a baseball player “A big stiff!” and was then tossed into jail? It happened at National Park on Saturday 14 April 1894 in an exhibition game. Washington defeated the local YMCA nine in a one-sided game. Fans might have remembered that Harry Colliflower was in …

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