Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On This Date: Quitters Never Win, Except Today

July 24, 1897 - Wahpeton-Breckenridge soundly defeated Fargo a day after manager Ed Corbett was ejected and marched his players off the field, forfeiting the game. The Divorcees managed just "three measly singles", and a five run outburst in the fourth inning was all the Methodists needed. Southpaw Gus Munch started on the mound for Fargo, but was "as wild as a March hare", walking six batters and throwing wild four times in the 9-1 defeat. Jack Murphy, a day after his release by the Fargo club, received a warm greeting from the Fargo fans in his first game with Wahpeton-Breckenridge.

"Base Ball: Fargo Easily Defeated by Wahpeton Yesterday." Sunday Argus July 25, 1897 p. 8

*Oh, and Amelia Earhart was born July 24, 1897!

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