Friday, April 25, 2008
TSN Von Der Ahe Cartoon
I found this cartoon, entitled "Chris' Past, Present And Future," in the January 15, 1898 issue of The Sporting News. The caption reads "The above cut appeared in The Sporting News, under date of August 31, 1895. Its reproduction at this time accentuates the accuracy of the forecast of Chris' finish, made by The Sporting News two and one-half years ago. Information from an Inside source is to the effect that Von der Ahe's expectation is to get out of base ball with enough money to establish a grocery and beer saloon at the stand where he laid the foundation of his fortune."
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