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  • Anybody ever seen them play?

    They invented the pre-game practice of playing pepper. They played in the first night baseball game. Grover Cleveland Alexander, Satchel Paige and Babe Didrickson all pitched for them.

    Very entertaining indeed.

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    house of David?
    "It's fun, that's what it is, it's fun. Baseball is more fun than anything else. You can watch it and just love it and enjoy it. I don't think that there's anything tremendously philosophical about it. I don't think there's anything metaphysical I just think its so much fun to watch." - Robert Creamer

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    • #3
      Originally posted by riverhawk
      house of David?
      Yeah. From my old home town - Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KingSwisher
        They played in the first night baseball game.
        When was this? (I know, at night.
        Probably right outside your kitchen)
        Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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        • #5
          Here's a couple of links about the history of HOD:

          The first night game was played in Independence Kansas on April 17, 1930.

          http://www.maryscityofdavid.org/html/baseball.html
          http://www.peppergame.com/elkhart_truth.asp

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          • #6
            Helmar Potato Chips included a few of their players in their recent baseball card set. Check out: http://showmesavants.com/baseball/20...ne_gallery.htm

            You'll see: Jesse Lee "Doc" Tally, David Harrison, Percy Walker, John Tucker, Billy Rogel, Eddie Deal, Tom Dewhurst, Lloyd Dalager, and George "Andy" Anderson.

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            • #7
              the first night game was long before the house of david - they didn't invent pepper either

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bkmckenna
                the first night game was long before the house of david - they didn't invent pepper either
                I think the impresssive thing here is all the background evidence that you've presented to substantiate this claim.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KingSwisher
                  Here's a couple of links about the history of HOD:

                  The first night game was played in Independence Kansas on April 17, 1930.

                  http://www.maryscityofdavid.org/html/baseball.html
                  http://www.peppergame.com/elkhart_truth.asp
                  I've read about night games being played on 8/27/1910, 7/8/1909, 6/18/1909, 7/16/1897, 7/2/1893, 8/22/1888, 6/2/1883, and even 9/2/1880.
                  Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                    I've read about night games being played on 8/27/1910, 7/8/1909, 6/18/1909, 7/16/1897, 7/2/1893, 8/22/1888, 6/2/1883, and even 9/2/1880.
                    I've read about Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Pete Rose belonging in the Hall of Fame.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KingSwisher
                      I've read about Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and Pete Rose belonging in the Hall of Fame.
                      So you're guaranteeing that all mine are legends and the House of David one is definitely true?
                      Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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                      • #12
                        The only thing that I can guarantee right now is that Pete Rose has no place in the Hall of Fame or my kitchen.

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                        • #13
                          My Dad took me to see the House of David baseball team play many times. I remember the beards, which they all wore.

                          Bob

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bluezebra
                            My Dad took me to see the House of David baseball team play many times. I remember the beards, which they all wore.

                            Bob
                            eddie popowski had no beard

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KingSwisher
                              They invented the pre-game practice of playing pepper. They played in the first night baseball game. Grover Cleveland Alexander, Satchel Paige and Babe Didrickson all pitched for them.

                              Very entertaining indeed.
                              Other items:
                              Chief Bender played for City of David
                              Babe Ruth was sent a contract but did not respond

                              1883 First night game played in Fort Wayne, Indiana
                              Fort Wayne has a rich sports tradition for a city of its size.

                              On June 3, 1883, Fort Wayne hosted the Quincy Professionals for the first lighted baseball game involving a professional team (the very first lighted game of any kind was played earlier that year in Lowell, Massachusetts).

                              The first major league baseball game was played on May 4, 1871, between the Fort Wayne Kekiongas and the Cleveland Forest Citys. It was rained out in the top of the 9th inning, with the Kekiongas ahead 2-0. The Kekiongas franchise in the National Association of Professional Baseball Players was sold midway through the first season, and they moved to Brooklyn, where they eventually became the Trolley Dodgers and eventually today's Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team.

                              In women's sports, Fort Wayne was the home of the Daisies, the first women's professional baseball team.

                              According to local legend, Babe Ruth hit the longest home run ever hit, while playing an exhibition game in 1927 at League Park on North Clinton Street in Fort Wayne. Ruth belted a homer over the left-center-field fence, where it landed in an open boxcar and didn't stop until it was miles away.
                              Last edited by Honus Wagner; 08-22-2006, 10:20 PM.

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