Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Mythical Championship Of The West

Base Ball Championship Of The West.

A game was played in Freeport, Ill., on the 4th of July, for the Championship of the West, between the Empire, of St. Louis, and the Empire, of Freeport, Ill.
-Mears Baseball Scrapbook, Volume 1, 1853-1870

It's interesting that the Eastern press recognized the "Championship of the West."  I've written before about how tenuous the Empires' claims to the Western championship was and how the entire idea was slightly ridiculous.  But here we have the thing blessed by the established baseball press. 

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