Archive for Monday, December 13, 2010

100 years ago: Wholesome Sunday activities might include baseball if played “cleanly”

December 13, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 13, 1910:

“The passage of a resolution endorsing the clean, moral manner in which Woodland [Park] was conducted this summer and approving healthful Sunday amusements, was the rather unexpected action taken by the Fair Association directors this afternoon. The resolution as adopted by the directors makes no mention of Sunday baseball, but it is broad enough to sanction the sport when conducted cleanly and free from objectionable features.”

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