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Mail Tribune 100, April 1, 1922 continued

News from 100 years ago
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

April 1, 1922 continued

SETTLE QUESTION OF MEDFORD BALL TEAM ON MONDAY

The question of whether or not Medford desires baseball games here this season will be definitely settled Monday afternoon. There has been a great deal of talk concerning a revival of interest in the national sport here, but no person or organization seemed willing to accept the thankless task of organizing and financing a city team. The American Legion, however, finally took hold of the matter and appointed a committee to go into the question thoroughly and make recommendations as to what could be accomplished.

The legion committee found that baseball seemed to be favored by a great many and that if men could be drafted from several different organizations to help finance the team, the sport would probably be self-supporting after the initial cost of the suits had been met. There are a number of good players here who, while they were willing to donate their services, did not feel they should be called upon to buy their suits.

Seven representative Medford men have been drafted by different organizations at the request of the American Legion to put the baseball question to the final test. Monday afternoon they will meet at the American Legion clubrooms at three o’clock and attempt to cover the business district before closing time, giving those who wish to help finance the baseball team a chance to contribute. If their efforts are not successful all money collected will be returned and the entire matter so far as the legion is concerned will be dropped. If a sufficient sum is made available, the city will have the opportunity of entertaining outside teams and visitors once more and witnessing some real baseball.

It is not anticipated that any considerable sum will be realized in profit for the season, but should there be a profit, a sum will be set aside for next year and the balance divided among the players, no one else making any profit whatever out of the sport.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Another turnout of candidates for the Medford city baseball team is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon on the North Holly street grounds. The boys had a good workout last Sunday and if the weather permits it is expected some real sport will be had tomorrow. Medford has some excellent baseball talent and the men are eager to show what they can do in a real contest.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com