From the Archive: Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

by Lesley Drayton, Curator, Fort Collins Local History Archive

Yes, I know that it’s really football season right now, but this archivist is a tried-and-true baseball fan who is counting down the days to Spring Training (mandatory reporting begins on March 2, by the way). Not that there’s anything wrong with football, but baseball season means warmer weather, green lawns, sunshine, and that chance to catch that home run ball at the big game. I can’t wait!

To warm up for the season, here’s a fun picture from the 1920 Lambkin, the Fort Collins High School yearbook, that shows off the super skills of the Girl’s baseball team. The text beneath the sketch reads “Girl’s Baseball League has been organized under the auspices of the Round Table Girls. This furnishes a much needed form of athletics for the girls…The girls who are working for this sport confidently expect to put on some fine games before the public in the coming year.” Play ball!

1 Response to “From the Archive: Take Me Out to the Ballgame…”

  1. 1 Rob Rockley February 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you so much for bringing baseball to the blog. As the weather gets warmer and the countdown to voluntary report (Feb. 18) begins, I start coming back to life after the long off-season. I hope that you can bring more baseball to the archive’s blog. Maybe you could do a once-per-week “Baseball in Fort Collins” blog. Baseball is so steeped with history that it could be a perfect fit. Don’t all Historians like Baseball?

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