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Americans might not have seen much baseball in 2020 but 100 Years Ago in #Lakewo…

2020-06-20 19:00:26

Americans might not have seen much baseball in 2020 but 100 Years Ago in #Lakewood the Golden Foresters baseball team beat the team representing Mount Air after "two and a half hours of marathon running on the diamond." -Colorado Transcript, June 24, 1920. Golden History Museum & Park, want a rematch?!

The era of a "livelier" baseball was coming as pitches like the spitball were outlawed. Pitchers were restricted from rubbing licorice, clay or tobacco juice into the ball. These restrictions led to more home runs! #hlbp #heritagelakewood #baseball

Image courtesy of Annex Baseball, check out their blog for a bit more info: http://annexbaseballblog.com/archives/892

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