Saturday, April 21, 2012


The end of the 19th century was a captivating time for the sport of baseball and the city of Fargo, North Dakota. I hope to explore the 1897 minor league team from Fargo, known to some as the "Divorcees", a reference to the liberal divorce laws in the city. This team, along with teams in Grand Forks, ND, Wahpeton(ND)-Breckenridge(MN), and Moorhead, MN, slugged it out in the Red River Valley League in 1897. The league featured future major league players, local heroes, interesting characters, and spirited rivalries. 

I also plan to post interesting tidbits from before and after the 1897 season of the Red River Valley League. My research seems to produce something exciting every time I dig into the resources available.


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