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Tag Archives: Baseball
A Friday the 13th in October…1916
101 years ago today, in 1916, Friday the 13th also fell in the month of October. The evening issue of the Davenport Democrat and Leader listed several unlucky ocurrences of the day under the following heading on page 6: For one, the … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged automobiles, Baseball, Bettendorf Company, Davenport Athletic Club, Davenport Democrat and Leader, Edwin T. Merideth, Football, Fredericka Kletty, Friday the 13th, J.W. Rice, James Hutcheson, John H. Shirley, M.F. Cronin, National Candy Day, Victor L. Littig, World Series Leave a comment
It’s Opening Day at Modern Woodmen Park Stadium, thanks to the Depression-era Dreams of the Davenport Levee Commission
Opening Day for local baseball is here! Yes, the Quad Cities River Bandits* will battle the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tonight at the historic Modern Woodmen Park stadium as our minor league baseball season officially begins. In honor of the 2017 … Continue reading
Davenporters of Note: Thomas J. Walsh
In the course of researching the people appearing in the portrait photographs in our J. B. Hostetler collection, we often discover interesting ways in which Quad-City notables are connected to the wider world. A case in point is Thomas Joseph Walsh: Thomas Joseph Walsh was … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged 1906, Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Davenporters of Note, Sports, Thomas J. Walsh, Walsh Construction Company Leave a comment
Rock Island Wapello Baseball Club
This past Saturday, September 17, 2011, the Quad Cities River Bandits became the 2011 Midwest League Champions by beating the Lansing Lugnuts 6-3 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. 145 years ago, on Thursday, October 20, 1866, The Rock Island … Continue reading
Barnstormers: The Negro League All-Stars in Davenport
When I look around, I see the world as it has been my whole life and sometimes neglect to think about Davenport’s past. Since I was young, going to a baseball game and viewing people of all ages and nationalities … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Baseball, Major League All-Stars, Municipal Stadium, Negro League All-Stars, Race, Ray L. Doan Leave a comment