New Ball Diamond, 1901

Promising baseball news from the August 23, 1901 Skidmore Standard:

A New Ball Diamond.

The ball cranks of our city have at last secured a ball ground. A paper was circulated among the business men, the fore part of the week, who were liberal in their donations and enough money was subscribed to pay the rent on the ground with a neat little sum remaining. The ground was contracted for and the work of cleaning off the diamond and fixing up the grounds was begun Monday.

A game was played yesterday between Quitman and Skidmore. The game was won by the visitors by a score of 14 to 8. It was not a very interesting game as there was too much time lost and entirely too much kicking on the umpire’s decisions. Boys, if you expect to put up a game that the spectators will be pleased with, don’t growl over the mistakes made by the umpire.

We understand that there will be a game of ball played here in the near future, between Mound City and “The Irish.” These two teams are the best in this part of the country and we can expect some fast ball when they come together.

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