Allegan, 1895. Item #99-7019
Oblong 7.5 x 11.5". Edge tears, chipping, creased, fold creases, archivally repaired down the center (had been in two pieces but no longer), light toning else good condition. Rest of the broadside: "Mike had two natural Irish coachers that keep the crowd in a constant uproar. They are perfect gentlemen and one of the best ameture(sic) teams in Kalamazoo county. Allegan will have an extra strong team for this game. Game called promptly at 2 O'clock sharp. Admission 25 cents. Grand stand free." Manager/player (catcher) Michael "Mike" Redmond was also a manager/player for the Kalamazoo "Green Stockings" 1894-1896. It was not uncommon for players to play for two different teams during the same time period, depending on their schedules. Or, the "Irish Ball Tossers" could be a nickname for the "Green Stockings." There were many Irishmen playing in the Michigan amateur baseball leagues including outfielder Cornelius "Con" Redmond, Mike Redmond's brother. SCARCE amateur baseball ephemera.