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Baseball Program 1913-1914 World Tour New York Giants v Chicago White Sox

Heading:        The Chelsea F C Chronicle - Vol. IX No. 33

Special Edition for Baseball World Tour fixture

New York Giants  v  Chicago White Sox

Date :             February 26th, 1914
Period :          King George V
Origin :          London, England 
Size :               4pp 257 x 185mm (portrait)
Condition:     Good; slight wear to edges; very minor staining; has at one point been

                        part of a bound volume and has sewing holes to the binding edge; 22mm

                        tear at foot of fold with small hole 6mm at widest extent

 

 

A 4pp printed programme/score sheet for the above referenced baseball game, played at Stamford Bridge as part of the 1913-14 World Baseball Tour.

 

The two teams embarked on their 30,000 mile odyssey in October 1913, returning home in March of the following year having visited thirteen countries. This was the last game of the tour and was played in front of King George V; the White Sox won 5-4 in a game which went to 10 innings. Although the teams took the names of the two teams as given, they were essentially ‘select squads’ picked from a variety of other clubs and named for the clubs owned by the two organisers of the tour – Charles A Comiskey and John McGraw of the White Sox and Giants respectively. However, two of the ‘proper’ White Sox players who are named in the programme – Tommy Daly and Buck Weaver – went on to achieve notoriety as participants in the 1919 ‘Black Sox’ scandal which saw the team disgraced by throwing the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in a gambling scam.

 

 

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