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    Everton plays The Crystals in a baseball match at Everton

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Baseball Cup Match


    Baseball game at Everton

    baseball, game, athlete, sports, bases, pitch, sportsmen
    Background: Everton plays The Crystals in a baseball match at Everton

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    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
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  1. EBAFAN says

    This was the final of the EBA Cup played Aug 7, 1926, at the Baseball Park, Lower Breck Rd. Match reports are in the Liverpool papers of Aug 9.. Crystal won by one run. The first team shown is Everton Standing, L to R - W. Winter, G. Evans, J. Sullivan, R. Johnson, D. Mackinlay, L. Haynes, J. Barron Kneeling, L to R - T. Greaves, A. Simpson, J. Jackson I am unable to put names to the faces in the Crystal team except for the captain T. Edgar (black shorts). He is next seen at the toss-up with Everton’s captain Jack Barron.and then, during play, as pitcher. Crystal was managed by R. D. Runcie, electrical engineer with Tate & Lyle Ltd.. He was the father of Robert Runcie who became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1980. In his biography the Archbishop mentions the Crystal Club and fondly recalls his childhood days when his father would take him to either a football or baseball match on a Saturday. So it is highly probable that he was watching this game. He would have been five years old.

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  2. pooley123 says

    A number of iconic baseballers in this clip .Firstly Jim Sullivan for Everton ( third from the left in the backrow arms folded )who went on to become one of the greatest rugby league players of all time for Wigan .

    He left Cardiff and baseball having been capped for Wales while playing for Splott YMCA and was selected for England but Wales refused permission .I have his winning gold medal for the 1927 final of the EBA cup for Everton .

    On the Crystal team you have the legendary Ted Edgar and the young pretender Teddy Jones ,in a cap , who went on to become one of England,s greatest baseballers .I have an England cap of his .

    A great game - Ver sad to see its demise .

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  3. rwgsiteman says

    pooley123 id love to hear more from you about the Everto team and see any photographs you have as i have been researching the games versions of English & american rules in the Everton area

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