Passing of a Legend/ GLL Begins

The recent death of John Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh's all-time great shortstop, brings back memories to areas old timers who recall the outstanding performances of the " Dutchman" on the diamond.

Local Connection to Cleveland

Joe Birmingham played for the JAGS in 1906 and then went on to play for the Cleveland Naps. He had one of the strongest throwing arms and he was a fine defensive center

Howard J. Earl (February 27, 1869 – December 22, 1916) was a Major League Baseball outfielder.

Honus Wagner & Team in Town

This article dated 7/24/1907 recaps a game between the JAGs and the Pittsburgh (Pirates) Nationals, featuring future Hall of Fame player Honus Wagner, where the home team lost 5-0. Pittsburgh was en route to Philadelphia, for a game the next day, after

Cy Young Comes to Town

This article dated 7/6/1907 shows the box score from the exhibition game against the Boston (Red Sox) Americans, where the home team lost 8-3. Boston was en route to Detroit, for a game the next

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.

Gloversville Fields a Team

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 3/10/1907 explains that Manager Manager

Joe Birmingham played for the JAGS in 1906 and then went on to play for the Cleveland Naps

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!