Quick History of Baseball
Exact origins of baseball unknown
Most historians agree that it is based on the English game of rounders.
Became popular here in early 19th century
1846 - First recorded baseball contest
1860s - Civil War
Number of baseball clubs dropped dramatically
But interest in baseball was carried
to other parts of the country by Union soldiers
1865 - When the war ended more people playing baseball than ever before.
Supposed to be amateurs, but many players were secretly paid.
Some were given jobs by sponsors
Some were secretly paid a salary just
Baseball in Kearney
1889-1891 Teams were formed in Kearney
Called ball clubs
Probably made up of high school age
June 1889 The Hub Cup
Silver Cup will goes to the player of the Kearney Base Ball club making the
best record of hits in the season
Towns had teams that played each other.
Good players often moved to another
town if they got a better deal
Nothing said about pay but must have
been to change towns
June 9, 1891 game in Kearney - Cranz Bros. 29 Black Diamonds 3
1892 (if not earlier) Town teams were formed to play each other
Kearney team -- The Kearney
100 Years Ago Today -- Saturday,
June 24, 1911
June 1, 1911 Baseball Game with Grand
Kearney scored 5 in the first inning.
New pitcher came from Cheyenne.
Held GI scoreless in the first two innings and then allowed 3 in the
Another pitcher took the 4th inning
New guy was back for the rest of the game.
Kearney did not score again until the 8th when they got two bringing
their score to 7
G I had been gradually adding to their score until they tied in bottom
Then a Kearney player hit a home run in the 9th
Sunday Church services times and ministers listed along with
several sermon titles. Most churches had both morning and evening services.
First United Brethren 8 p.m. Who Breaketh an Hedge a Serpent Shall
Bite Him (illustrated with chemicals)
Congregational Music at the morning & evening services was to be
Also at the evening service another gentleman would give a whistling solo.
Christian Church Ice Cream & Cake Social
be held by the ladies on the new church property east of the Midway Hotel.
Arrivals & Departures
--Rosco C. James has returned to his home in this city after a year or more
of wandering about the country. He spent several months in Arizona, New
Mexico and Colorado. His health is much improved.
Even up trades
a man in Gibbon traded his 40 acres in town to a farmer on the island
south of town for his 80 acre farm.
-- A Miller man traded his Metz automobile for an Amherst mans motorcycle
were becoming increasingly popular for use by
1) Mail carriers
2) Line men
3) Young men who do not want to
invest in as high price automobile
Ordinance Amended City amended the
ordinance prohibiting the riding of bicycles and tricycles on city sidewalks
to allow mail carriers to ride bicycles on city sidewalks while carrying out
A 10 ½ lb Catfish was caught in the
Wood River at Gibbon
K & BH RR was being extended. Six
young men from Miller went to Calloway to work on it
Remove rust Mix lemon juice and
salt or starch spread over the rust spot. Wash with clear water.
Glenwood Park The place to go for
camping, fishing, boating. No admission charge except for picnicking
Normal School Construction
A south wing to be built on the Normal School building.
Duplicate the north wing in exterior
finish and on the inside
baseboards instead of oak.
Basement and an up-to-date
1st floor to be divided into school
rooms and include the model school department
2nd floor: Departments of education,
German and math.
3rd floor: physical science.
The space in the north wing where they had been depart. of domestic
County Board Minutes,
June 12, published June 24
Voted to share with Kearney County
the repair of the Platte River bridge by replacing 830feet with 3 thick oak
Voted to move Mr. & Mrs. Macklin to
the county farm
[1910 census 2001-2003 Central Avenue, Kearney
Macklin, James 50, head, born in England, imig 1878, married 29 yrs,
worked 15 mo of past year, labor, street work
Anna 62, wife, born in Iowa, married 29 yrs, 2 children, 1 living
Nickols, Louise E. 21, daughter, born in Iowa, married 0 yrs, no
LostFriday night at the Carnival grounds, gold locket and chain
Return to the Hub office. Reward. Lois Kindt.
FoundGold locket and chain at carnival grounds. Owner may have same
by paying for this ad. Haze Ralston at Crable barber shop.
from Ravenna News
Hobo Won Be & Made Easy Money
Gave the Village of Rockville a Lesson in Art of Jail-Breaking
Built a town hall which included a jail. They were very proud.
Walls were solid masonry,
Floor was concrete,
Doors heavily barred and grated with iron bars.
Rockvilleites were sure their new jail was impregnable.
Then this seedy looking individual came along
casually commented that he figured he
could get out of that jail in 15 minutes.
A committee of Rockville citizens called on him
Suggested that if he had any money
they would make a little bet that he could not get out in 15 minutes or 6
He said he did not have any money but if he could find a backer he would
make that bet.
Sam heard about the matter
After speaking briefly with the hobo,
agreed to back him and put up $50.
So the money was put up,
The hobo was searched and relieved
all knives, implements and tools of any kind
Locked in the jail
Interested Rockville citizens stood around outside to see what would happen.
There was a dull thud or two inside
A couple minutes later the prisoner was seen at another window in the
Easy winner of the $50.
Heavy masonry walls and concrete floor, the barred window and door were all
A couple of well-placed kicks of the shoe against the lath and plaster
ceiling were all he needed to crawl out of the cell.