Monday, February 8, 2010

For The Fun There Is In The Game

Mr. Swancutt, manager of the Belleville Browns, requests the statement made that his team will play any organized amateur club for the fun there is in the game, but not for money, as the former manager of the club desires.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 28, 1876

I think somebody missed the memo about the nature of baseball in the postbellum era.

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