April 17, 1914
April 17, 1914
Baseball enthusiasts of the city have inaugurated a "Go to the Ball Game Sunday," when the Rogue Valley league opens its season here next Sunday at the ball park with a game between Grants Pass and Medford. The league is composed of Talent, Gold Hill, Medford and Grants Pass, and Shorty Miles will play with Grants Pass. Ladies will be admitted free, and all good fans are urged to come to the aid of the league.
In preparation for the season the grounds have been leveled, shower baths and modern equipment installed and a general improvement made. The Medford team has been practicing hard and a good game is assured.
Tamp Osborne, who has quite a reputation as a pitcher, will do the twirling for Grants Pass, and Lesh, a U. of W. star, will occupy the same position for Medford. Wilson will catch for Grants Pass and Murphy for Medford.
Chris Gottlieb, crack marksman, famous angler, one of the best known orchardists in the Rogue River valley, is lying at the home of H. B. Patterson, 28 South Newtown, in a serious condition as the result of a peculiar accident while working on the Winchester orchards Tuesday afternoon.
In climbing over a fence Mr. Gottlieb threw a spade hoe in front of him, tines down. Just as he was in the act of leaping the spade began to fall toward him, and the unfortunate man struck on the handle with the full force of his weight. the blow was received in the stomach, and for a time it was feared internal injuries had resulted.