Thursday, June 15, 2017

JoPo Pens EPIC History On Old School Congressional Baseball Game

One of the best sports writers ever to work in Kansas City offers perspective on recent events. Take a look:

Congressional Game memento of lost time

This Congressional Baseball Game idea began in 1909, a very different time, before New Mexico or Arizona were states, when women could not vote, when Babe Ruth was still at the St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys. John Tener, a pitcher who won 25 games for the Chicago White Stockings and Pittsburgh Burghers between 1888-90, became a Republican congressman in 1908.

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