WARREN LITTLE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS 1895,  (Old Time Team) (Class of 2018)

 

 

As the dark clouds of the Civil War began to fade something positive began to flourish in big cities and small towns throughout eastern part of the country. It was brought home by returning veterans, many of them learning the game in encampments during the war. Thirty years after the war ended it would become America’s pastime. It was the game of Baseball. By 1895 Warren and Bristol had established leagues and in 1895 they held, what was called “The Little World Series”. It was modeled after the professional baseball World Series and would be contested annually until 1949. It would get so competitive that, by the early 1920s, both team were importing some of the best major league ball players in the country to play. In the inaugural game Warren won 17-13. The 2nd game, played on the Bristol Town Common, saw Warren rally for 5 runs in the ninth inning to win the game 14-13 and the series 2-0. The Warren roster included Saillant, pitcher/right field, Kerwin, catcher, Eddy, 1st base, Bowen, 2nd base, L. Seymour, right & center field, W. Seymour, shortstop/pitch. Sparks, 3rd base, Burke, 3rd base, Tom Smith, left field, and Batchelor, center field. Eddy and Sparks each hit .500 for the series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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