Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Exhibition Baseball at the 1912 Olympics

In 1912 the Olympic Games were held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Here are some of the articles in the American press about the exhibition baseball games that were played.  Note that the first two stories seem to have come from the same wire service, but were modified by the local editors.  I find it culturally interesting that H.P. Drew, the sprinter from Springfield, Mass., was referred to as 'colored' by The Washington (D.C.) Times and as a 'negro' by The Tacoma Times.

The Washington Times - July 16, 1912

The Tacoma Times - June 17, 1912

The San Francisco Call - June 17, 1912

The Tacoma Times - June 19, 1912

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