In honor of the soon to be named Joplin baseball team, here’s one more photograph of Joplin’s longest lasting professional team, the Miners from some time in the 1910s to 1920s.
Unfortunately, this is a private photograph with no labeled names or dates, so the scowling fellow will have to go down nameless into posterity. We will never know what irritated him approximately 100 years ago. For a large version of the image, just click on the photograph.
Brown, March 2nd 2014 |
We previously discussed the emergence of Joplin’s first professional baseball team, the Colts who soon after became the Miners. After some research, we uncovered what appears to be the schedule for the team that season in the Missouri Valley League.
For a larger version click on the photograph
In the earlier post, we offered a team photo from that year. To keep things fresh, we’ve added a photograph of the 1904 team. A glance between the supplied rosters for the teams reveals some old faces and some new.
1904 Joplin Miners
Sources: Joplin News Herald, Historic Joplin Collection
Brown, August 23rd 2010 |