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In The Good Old Summertime

July 8, 2018


Livingston, Texas, July 15. – The married
men and the boys played a game of ball
here today, the losing side to pay for an
ice cream supper, given at the school
house tonight, resulting in a score of 44
to 16 in favor of the boys.
Houston Daily Post, July 15, 1896.
Contributed by Darrell Pittman.


After receiving Darrell’s 1896 story, we looked for a team photo of “the boys” club, but came up empty. So, even though the actual club shown here is one of the 19th century Brown University teams, we have prevailed upon these silent thespians from baseball’s history to portray for us a sidebar note in the Livingston game story. We received no complaints from any of them to the exercise. – So, here we see “the boys” cooling their heels down at the school house after the game, as they patiently await the “married men” to show up and pay for the ice cream.



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle