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Chief Bender plays A. J. & G Park

This ad from 10/13/1913 promotes an upcoming game featuring future Hall of Famer Chief Bender and battery mate Wally Schang against the Danforths on A. J. & G. Park. Most baseball historians agree that Wally Schang was the greatest offensive catcher of the dead ball (pre-1920) era. When Schang wasn't catching, his managers usually played him in center field, right, or at third base, in order to keep his bat in the lineup. His defensive work was also regarded as outstanding, although he holds the American League career record for most errors by a catcher, with 218

Planned Big League Games

This article, dated 6-27-1907, explained that Manager Earl planned on bringing Big League Teams to the park, including Brooklyn and the Pirates (Nationals) This is the first indication that HOF Honus Wagner came to town and this field.

Baseball Thrives in Gloversville

Originally Known as A.J.&G. (Amsterdam, Johnstown & Gloversville) Park, the local railroad company F,J&G, built the park as a tourist attraction and stop on the railroad. This article dated 9/21/1906 is an example of the fun a fan could have for $.25 a game!

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