This Day in Sports 100 Years Ago: April 2, 1914, "Attempt To Be Made To Play Game Today"

Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

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On April 2, 1914, exactly 100 years ago, the leading story in The Washington Herald was that there were be an attempt to play a baseball game that day, which was big news given the poor weather at the time and lack of stadium roofs. The contest between the Nationals and Newark International League club was to be held "on the Florida avenue pasture."

In other news, left-handed pitcher Rube Waddeil was claimed by the Grim Reaper.


via The Library of Congress
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