Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Dirty Sox

Captain Wm. Hambleton was offered the position of pitcher in the new steamboat base ball club Dirty Sox, and would have taken the place, but Captain H. said he could not handle the balls as he used to, and would not therefore be able to fill the place...
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 6, 1875

This item was taken from the Globe's coverage of river news, which (naturally) was a common feature in the paper. I'm really just posting this because I want it noted that there once was a club called the Dirty Sox. Also, at some point, I think we had a brief discussion of the whole Stockings/Socks/Sox thing and here we have Sox being used in 1875.

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