Monday, November 4, 2013

The Yellow Kid and Baseball

John Thorn, the Official Historian of MLB, shared a photo on facebook of a pin featuring The Yellow Kid holding a baseball bat.  That sparked me to research what other baseball and The Yellow Kid connections there were.  I found a few.

Tacoma Daily News - December 31, 1898

Apparently Hogan's Alley was popular enough to be spun into a theatre production.

Tacoma Daily News - December 31, 1898

A bit about the origin of "The Yellow Kid" from an article titled: Something About the Comic Artists Who Draw the Funny Pictures in the Sunday  Papers

Evansville Courier and Press - June 4, 1905

Several non professional teams around the nation used the nickname of  The Yellow Kids.

The Herald (New Orleans) - April 18, 1912

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