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This Exhibit Contains 20 Items
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Houlton-Portland baseball game, Houlton, ca. 1895

Houlton-Portland baseball game, Houlton, ca. 1895

Item 13344 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Houlton versus Portland baseball game in the Park on North Street in Houlton. Houlton is in the field. Dr. Miles Cochran is the umpire.

This photograph was taken by (Edward) E. B. White, a Houlton jewelry merchant and skilled amateur photographer.


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Baseball game, Houlton, ca. 1895

Baseball game, Houlton, ca. 1895

Item 13600 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Houlton versus Portland Baseball Game in the Park on North Street. Houlton is in the field. Dr. Miles Cochran is the umpire.

Note the grand stand and pavilion

This photograph was taken by (Edward) E. B. White, a jewelry merchant and skilled amateur photographer.


3
Skowhegan Base Ball Club, season of 1887-88

Skowhegan Base Ball Club, season of 1887-88

Item 7332 info
Skowhegan History House

Group photo of the Skowhegan Base Ball Club, amateur champions of Maine in 1887-1888.

The card with photos of the players and all their names was sponsored by Holbrook and Hawes, a clothing, hat, and tailor shop in Skowhegan.

The team members are, rear, from left, E.F. Goodwin, 3rd base and captain; E.P. King, shortstop; Fred Hobbs, 1st base; Will Tufts, center field; A. Lumsden, 2nd base.

Front row, from left: Ned Matthews, right field and sub; W.L. Pushor, catcher; Ed Leach, president SBBA; W.P. Goodwin, right field; George W. Hawes, manager; George Simpson, left field; and John Priest, pitcher.


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Houlton versus Portland baseball game, ca. 1895

Houlton versus Portland baseball game, ca. 1895

Item 13599 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Houlton versus Portland baseball game in the Park on North Street. Portland is in the field. Dr. Miles Cochran is the umpire.

This photograph was taken by (Edward) E. B. White, a skilled amateur photographer who operated a Houlton jewelry store.


5
Bowdoin College baseball team, c. 1896

Bowdoin College baseball team, c. 1896

Item 12388 info
Maine Historical Society

Percival Baxter, manager of the Bowdoin College baseball team is second from the left in the back row of the photo. Baxter graduated from Bowdoin College in 1898.

Fourth from the left in the front row is Theodore Gould.


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Baseball club in Buckfield, ca. 1900

Baseball club in Buckfield, ca. 1900

Item 5718 info
Maine Historical Society

In the late 1800s or early 1900s this stereograph was taken on the 4th of July of Buckfield's baseball club.


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Baseball in Waterville, ca. 1900

Baseball in Waterville, ca. 1900

Item 7723 info
Maine Historical Society

This stereo view shows boys playing baseball in Waterville, ca. 1900.


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Baseball game, Squirrel Island, early 1900s

Baseball game, Squirrel Island, early 1900s

Item 9449 info
Stanley Museum

Squirrel Island residents enjoy a baseball game pitting their own island team against a mainland team from the Boothbay area.

The wooden bleachers along the first base line were erected in the late 1890s, a gift of Albert H. Davenport, and were torn down around the time of the first World War.


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Spectators, Squirrel Island, ca. 1900

Spectators, Squirrel Island, ca. 1900

Item 9480 info
Stanley Museum

A group of spectators gather near the baseball field on Squirrel Island at the turn of the century.

The building in the background is the Casino, the island community's social center, theater, and dance hall. (The building's name refers to its use as a dance hall, not as a gaming center.) Built in 1887 or 1889, the Casino was destroyed in a fire in 1965.


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Houlton baseball club team

Houlton baseball club team

Item 11955 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Houlton baseball team about 1910. Front row: Nick Wise, catcher; Charles Lunt, left field; Samuel Webber, 2nd base; Jimmy Plummer, pitcher.
Middle row: Dr. Harry Putnam, center field; Ollie Buzzell, 1st base, Billie Craig, right field.
Back row: Sheridan Sleeper, short stop; Herman Whitefield, treasurer; Simon Friedman, president and manager; Jimmy Sheehan, 3rd base.


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Burrowes Club Baseball Team, Portland, 1910

Burrowes Club Baseball Team, Portland, 1910

Item 7614 info
Maine Historical Society

Group photograph of the Burrowes Club Baseball Team of Maine, July 1910.


12
Sanford High School Baseball Team, 1912

Sanford High School Baseball Team, 1912

Item 5572 info
Maine Historical Society

These players are from the Sanford High School baseball team of 1912. Front row left to right: Winfred Allen, Meyer Shalit '13.
Second row left to right: Clarence Thompson '12, Leon Plaisted '12, Irmont Frost '14, Orville Morrill '14, Ivan Simpson '15.
Back row left to right: Joseph Bernier '13, Charles Crossland '13, Clarence Thyng '13, Silas Albert.


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A.H. Ward baseball bat

A.H. Ward baseball bat

Item 13504 info
Fryeburg Historical Society

Baseball bat with A. H. Ward Fryeburg Maine stamped on it. The bat was most likely manufactured at the mill on Wards pond.

The mill, built by John Ward before the year 1900, was later purchased by A.H. and S.E. Ward. It originally manufactured wagons, pungs, sleighs, and peevies. For a period of time in the 1940s the Ward mill turned out baseball bats.


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Steuben championship baseball team, 1925-26

Steuben championship baseball team, 1925-26

Item 8967 info
Steuben Historical Society

This is a photograph of the Steuben High School Baseball Championship Team of Washington County, 1925-1926. They were a championship team for several years in the 1920s. In 1923, the team was featured in a Bangor Daily News article.

Pictured are, back row, from left, Coach John McCart, Danny Whittaker, Carl Haskell, Alonzo Smith, Donald Smith, Eugene Piper, Floyd Fernald, and Prin - Malcolm Noyes.

In the front, from left, are Harlen Coffin, Nelson Spurling, John Dickens, Leon Spurling and Malcolm Hodgkins.


15
Children preparing to play baseball, Portland, 1927

Children preparing to play baseball, Portland, 1927

Item 116 info
Maine Historical Society

Children about to play ball are using a bat to see whose hand comes up on top, and therefore who will bat first.


16
Cabot Mill baseball team, Brunswick, ca. 1930

Cabot Mill baseball team, Brunswick, ca. 1930

Item 9236 info
Pejepscot Historical Society

Members of the baseball team at the Cabot Mill in Brunswick are, from left, kneeling: unidentified, Karkos, Bob St. Pierre, Roger, Forlin, Blackie Levesque.

Standing, from left, are unidentified, "Smiley" Brilliant, Dominic Paiement, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified. Manager: Claude St. Pierce.

Mill companies, such as the Cabot Mill, organized baseball teams for their employees. Baseball was just one of many activities offered by the company.


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Portland-Houlton baseball,  Houlton, ca. 1945

Portland-Houlton baseball, Houlton, ca. 1945

Item 13892 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Baseball game between Portland and Houlton at Houlton Community Park, on Park Street.


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Tingley Makes Easy Score, Portland v. Houlton, baseball, ca. 1945

Tingley Makes Easy Score, Portland v. Houlton, baseball, ca. 1945

Item 13872 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Baseball game between Portland and Houlton at Houlton Community Park, on Park Street.

This photograph is part of the (Edward) E. B. White Collection, a collection of photographs by E. B. White and other photographers taken between 1885 and 1920.

E. B. White was a merchant with a jewelry shop on Market Square during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in Houlton.

This collection, a holding of the Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum in Houlton, commemorates these photographersÂ’ efforts to preserve images of turn-of-the-century Aroostook County.


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MGH Donkey Baseball Game, 1950

MGH Donkey Baseball Game, 1950

Item 8897 info
Maine Medical Center Archives

Donald Rosenberger, Director of Maine General Hospital rides a donkey in a baseball game sponsored by the hospital's Employees' Recreation Association.

The employees' softball team beat Dr. Wellington's "medical nine" 2-1.

"It was a toss-up all the way", said Dr. Cooper and Will Pooler. Doctors' Team: J. Foster Wellington, MD, Manager; Charles Glassmire, MD; Walter Russell, MD; Kurtland Lord, MD; DeVerle Strickler, MD; Llewellyn Cooper, MD; Lawrence Crane, MD; Rev. Clyde Campbell, Donald Rosenberger, Dir. of MGH; Edwin Gee, and Homer McDavitt.

Employees' Team: Frank Quinn, player-manager; Wilfred Pooler; Ernest Yorke; John Lucey; Mike Kilmartin; Ted Waterhouse; Dick Waugh; Warren Sanborn; Leo Poulin; and Karl Retter.

Maine General Hospital is the predecessor of Maine Medical Center.


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Maine General softball team, 1952

Maine General softball team, 1952

Item 8896 info
Maine Medical Center Archives

In 1952, for the third year, Maine General Hospital Softball League, as a representative of the Oaks League, qualified for the city playoffs.

The team had 22 wins and 7 losses for the 1952 season, using the same pitcher, John Lucey. The leading batter on the team was Mike Kilmartin, who played left field.

In the back row, from left, are Michael Kilmartin, Cedric Palmer, Merle Usher, James Mikkleson, Dale Patchell.

In the front row, from left, are James Kilmartin, Harold Flemming, Ernest Yorke, John Lucey. Absent when the photo was taken: Sidney Noel, William Scribner, William Callahan and Charles Livingston.


This Exhibit Contains 20 Items