August 7, 1897

At Hermann, the Fats vs. the Leans baseball teams competed.  The game was called after seven innings with the Fats leading 33-11. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website or buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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