Labor Day in Paragould

1909

 

 

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/


SEPTEMBER 3, 1909 - THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

 

LABOR DAY IN PARAGOULD

OCCASIONS WILL BE FEATURED WITH BALL GAME

THE CARPENTERS OPPOSING BARBERS AND BRICK MASONS

THE BARBERS AND BRICK MASONS OF PARAGOULD HEREBY ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE OF THE CARPENTERS FOR A GAME OF BASEBALL NEXT MONDAY . THE CHALLENGE IS ACCEPTED BY O. CRUNK , PRESIDENT OF THE BRICK MASON'S UNION AND NEAD GLASGOW , SECRETARY.

BOTH SIDES ARE ORGANIZING THE STRONGEST NINE POSSIBLE PLAYERS AND THE CONTEST WILL BE A FEATURE EVENT FOR LABOR DAY IN PARAGOULD . IT PROMISES TO BE A HOT GAME AND GREAT INTEREST IS BEING AROUSED. RAZORS , NAILS , HAMMERS, HATCHETS , SAWS AND BRICK BATS WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE MIX-UP AND WOE UNTO THE POOR FELLOW THAT UMPIRES THE GAME.

THE TEAMS HAVE NOT ANNOUNCED THEIR BATTERS YET , BUT HOLDING THEM BACK FOR A SUPRISE . A GROSS OF BASEBALLS WILL BE ORDERED FOR THE BIG GAME AND A CAR LOAD OF BATS HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE PLAYERS , WHO INTEND TO HAMMER THE GROSS OF BAEBALLS AS FLAT AS PAN CAKES.

THE GAME WILL BE CALLED EARLY AND IF NOT PLAYED OUT BY DARK WILL BE FINISHED LABOR DAY 1910. AN AMBULANCE FROM TRICE'S WILL BE ON HAND READY FOR ANY EMERGENCY AND A RECORD BREAKING CROWD WILL BE ON HAND TO WITNESS THE BLOODY AFFAIR.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GAME OF

BARBERS & BRICKLAYERS VS. CARPENTERS

SEPTEMBER 6, 1909 - THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

BARBERS & BRICKLAYERS

PLAYER POSITION

R

H

E

JESS LAWSON 1F 1 0 13
L. STAMPS C 1 3 10
A. ARCHIE 2B & 1B 0 9 12
M. WALKER 2B & 1B 0 7 17
L. HART 1B & P 0 0 14
O. CRUNK CF 0 11 9
F. ARCHIE SS 0 23 46
B. MIDDLETON RF & 3B 0 19 13
    3 180 132

CARPENTERS

PLAYER POSITION

R

H

E

CHRIS SHANE 1B 2 20 6
R.S. STOOTS 2B & P 2 18 9
O. ANDERSON C 2 31 11
ED SHANE P & 2B 2 49 19
W. BRANOM SS 0 24 5
C. JONES RF 1 16 5
H. ZILSKA 3B 0 0 65
SAM PRUITT CF 1 77 99
RUFE BOONE 1F 2-111 3 1-3
    12 - 346 225- 1-3

(PART OF PAPER MISSING )

THE B.& B. BOYS (BARBERS & BRICKLAYERS) URGED ON BY THEIR WILDLY CHEERING FRIENDS , PUT FORTH THEIR BEST EFFORTS , BUT THE CARPENTERS WERE TOO MUCH FOR THEM AND AT THE END OF THE FIFTH INNING THEY SURRENDERED TO THE TUNE OF 12 TO 3.

ED SHANE STARTED IN THE BOX FOR THE CARPENTERS , BUT WAS BUMPED IN THE FIRST AND GAVE WAY TO R.S. STOOTS , WHO HAD THE B.& B. CROWD GUESSING THE REMAINDER OF THE JOURNEY . THE CARPENTERS REALLY PUT ON A GOOD EXHIBITION AND PULLED OFF SOME NICE PLAYS , BUT THE B. & B. CROWD WERE ALL TO THE BAD AND FEATURED THE GAME WITH MANY ERRORS.

LITTLE FELIX ARCHIE , WITH HIS BRIGHT RED HEAD BOBBING IN THE BLISTERING SUN , LED IN THE ERROR FEST , BUT WAS FAVORITE OF THE CROWD AT THAT AND HIS EVERY MOVE WAS THE SIGNAL FOR APPLAUSE.

BILLIE MIDDLETON'S BASE RUNNING WAS ALSO A BIG FEATURE AND THE WEATHER PROGNOSTICATOR AND BARBER WAS A HIT. SAM PRUITT , PLAYING FOR THE CARPENTERS , PLAYED PHENOMENAL BALL IN CENTERFIELD . HE DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE .

CHRIS SHANE RECEIVED AN OVATION WHEN HE WALKED TO THE PLATE IN SOCK FEET AND RESPONDED BY KNOCKING A HOME RUN TO THE CATCHER . THE TEAMS WERE IN A GENERAL MIX-UP , CONTINUALLLY CHANGING POSITIONS AND GOING TO BAT OUT OF ORDER. IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SCORE , BUT HE MANAGED TO STICK IT OUT .

SUMMARY : TWO BASE HITS - CHRIS SHANE 19, BILLE MIDDLETON 12, THREE BASE HITS WILL BRANOM 40.