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Monday, April 2, 2012

Prospects Encouraging for New East Liverpool Pirates

Sunday, April 2, 1905

On this day in 1905, the Pittsburgh Press reported on the upcoming baseball season, including a game to be played by the newly formed East Liverpool Pirates at Rock Springs Park.

“Prospects are more encouraging than ever for the formation of a first-class baseball team in this city.”

1905 also marked the first year of the Ohio and Pennsylvania (O&P) League which included teams from East Liverpool, Canton, Massillon, Mount Vernon, Newark, Akron, Lancaster, Mansfield, Youngstown, and Zanesville in Ohio, and Sharon, Erie, Homestead, New Castle and Braddock in Pennsylvania. Read more about the league and Rock Springs Park here.

(Above) O&P's 1910 Championship team. (Below) Poster advertising game between the East Liverpool Pirates and Steubenville on July 4, 1918.

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