Play Ball Early Minor League

October 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Corporate Leisure
CME Building

Play Ball! Early Minor League Baseball in Western Illinois

Instructor Tom Best

Did you know that long before there was a Midwest League with the Chiefs, Bees, and Bandits playing in this area, that there were other minor league baseball teams? From the Monmouth Browns and the Galesburg Hornets to the Joliet Convicts and Beardstown Possums, baseball in the late 19th and early 20th century was full of colorful teams and ball players. This 2-hour course will introduce you to a fascinating history of early 

baseball. For instance, did you know that the Chicago Cubs came to play the Monmouth Browns in both 1909 and 1910 - and almost beat them? Come and learn more!

W, 10/10/18

Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.