Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Before the Boston Red Sox played at Fenway Park, they called Huntington Avenue Grounds home. This was the site of the first World Series game. Now, the site is on the campus of Northeastern University. The Red Sox were called the Americans (so sometimes Pilgrims) back then, and they played the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1903 World Series. A statue of Cy Young stands at the site of the old mound.

The glove he is wearing looks "foreign" to the gloves used by ball players today, but that's what ball gloves looked like at the outset of their evolution.
stheinz   Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Yes, no webbing like today's gloves. Somewhere I have my grandfather's old glove. It's killing me that I can't find it. Must be at my parents' house.
Bill Pearch   Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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