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Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
  Big 4 Railroad Peterson Park Gaines History
  Mattoon Tender Crust Bakery Peterson Park Gaines History
  Brown Shoe Co. Baseball Team   Newspaper/Larrabee
1860s Nothing in newspapers   Newspaper
1875 July Marbles, tops, balls, bats & croquet Thielens' City Book Store Newpaper Ad
1882 July 28 Pana beat Matt. On local grounds traveling   Newspaper
1882 Aug 25 Match game Charl. Vs. Paris traveling   Newspaper
1888 Apr 20 Base-ball season will begin today recreational?   Newspaper
1890 Apr 25 Base Balls, Jr. League Balls, Ball Bats, etc.   Temple of Economy Newspaper Ad
1890 May 2 Baseball player illustration   St. Jacobs Oil Newspaper Ad
1896 May 22 Louie Rothenpieler hit by ball Big Four Newspaper
1896 May 29 Base ball player illustration (sliding)   Battle Ax Plug Newspaper Ad
1896 Jun 12 Dudley Kingman pitched for Charle. Team   Newspaper
1896 Jun 19 Why Not a Ball Team   Newspaper
1897 Aug 13 Mattoon team plays poorly w/ stats   Newspaper
1897 Aug 13 2 Big Four empl. Played for Mattoon   Newspaper
1897 Aug 17 Harry Baldwin takes over as manager   Newspaper
1897 Aug 20 Kansas-Mattoon game w/ fans   Newspaper
1897 Aug 20 Big Four machinists played cigar makers recreational? Newspaper
1897 Aug 24 Baldwin's Colts plays Pana & Decatur traveling Newspaper
1897 Aug 27 Matton jr. team plays Charleston youth? Newspaper
1897 Aug 27 Baldwin's Colts plays Pana & Paris traveling Newspaper
1897 Aug 27 Big Four machinists played blacksmiths recreational Newspaper
1897 Aug 27 Mattoon vs. Lincoln 3:00 p.m. Adm. $   Newspaper
1897Oct 29 Syndicate formed to provide new park Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1897 Dec24 Stock Company is planned Semi-pro Newspaper
1898 Athletic Park Club, Inc. Semi-pro 1898 Directory
1898 Mattoon vs Hillsboro Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Pictorial History
1898 Jan 28 Menke proposes semi-pro team Semi-pro Newspaper
1898 Jan   8 players signed to play Semi-pro Newspaper
1898 Mar 26 Athletic Park Club incorporated Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Incorporation Papers
1898 Apr 15 Athletic Park being readied Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Apr 29 Admin. $.25 - women free Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Apr 29 Practicing daily Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 May 20 Bloomer Girls game was cancelled Barnstormers 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Jun 10 Opening Day of play Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Jun 12 600 rooters attend Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Jun 17 Mattoon's Juvenile. 9 played Charleston youth? Newspaper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1898 Jun 17 Moved grandstand to north end of park Semi-pro Athletic Park Club Newspaper
1898 Jul 1 Epworth Leag. Has picnic, plays ball recreational? Newspaper
1898 Jul 12 Mattoon referred to as broomcorn farmers Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Jul 21 Fats & Leans played Thurs. recreational? 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Jul 31 Sporting News vs. Mattoon Semi-pro St. Louis Newspaper
1898 Aug 12 Fats & Leans played Tues. recreational? 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Aug 14 Sporting News vs. Mattoon Semi-pro St. Louis Newspaper
1898 Sep 2 Toledo vs. 2nd Nine ? Newspaper
1898 Sep 30 Windsor vs. 2nd Nine ? Newspaper
1898 Sep 4 Mattoon vs. Sporting News Semi-pro Athletic Park Club Newspaper
1898 Sep 9 Menke vols. To end Sunday games Semi-pro Athletic Park Club Newspaper
1898 Sept ? Mattoon (broomcorn cutters) vs. St. Louis Semi-pro Athletic Park Club Newspaper
1898 Sep 30 End of season Semi-pro 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Dec 16 Mattoon will be in League next yr. Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1898 Dec 30 Asst. Man. In town testing public interest Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Jan 13 Ill. - Ind. League fell through Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Mar. 3 Team forming, moving grandstand Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Apr 7 Increasing cap. Stock in Athletic Park Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Apr 14 Add for ball equip. - Richardson Bros. youth Newspaper Ad
1899 May 26 Menke's players arriving Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Jun 9 Sunday base ball is voted down Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Jun 9 Mattoon in Ill.-Ind. League Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Jun 9 Excursion to St. L. to see Base ball Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Jun 30 Bloomington & Crawfordsville added Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Jul 15 Ladies Day at Menke's game Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Jul 16 Barbers vs. Tailors, benefit game recreational? Athletic Park Club Newspaper
1898 Jul 22 Printers & Cigarmakers, benefit game recreational? Athletic Park Club Newspaper
1898 Jul 28 Lincon & Champaign added to league Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Sep 15 Mattoon wins pennant Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Nov 10 Danville named winner of pennant Indiana-Illinois League 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Nov 10 Menke divided land & selling lots   18th St. diamond Newspaper
1899 Mattoon Broom Corn Raisers Indiana-Illinois League Kevin Grace
1900 Feb 2 Champaign wants in League Indiana-Illinois League Newspaper
1900 Paper only has major leag. Stats Major Leagues Newspaper
1901 No base ball in paper 6/14-9/6   Newspaper
1902 May 24 Bloomer Girls vs. H.S. team school 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1902 May 27 Menke gets letter from NB Indians   Newspaper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1902 May 30 Amateurs go to Charleston recreational Newspaper
1902 May 31 East Side Jrs. Vs. Charleston Jrs. youth Newspaper
1902 Jun 3 Elks to have team vs.Charles. Elks recreational Newspaper
1902 Jun 7 Mattoon vs. Oakland traveling Newspaper
1902 Jun 13 Big 4 organ. By Jerry O'Conner recreational Newspaper
1902 Jun 13 Elks play Clerks recreational Newspaper
1902 Jun 13 Charleston at Mattoon traveling West side Newspaper
1902 Jun 13 Mattoon at Sullivan Maroons traveling Newspaper
1902 Jun 30 Add for Mattoon Dept. Store sells balls youth Newspaper Ad
1902 July 1 Mattoon at Sullivan, 25 "rooters" went traveling Newspaper
1902 July 4 Elks Matt. Vs. Charles. recreational Newspaper
1902 July 4 Matt. Military Band will play at park recreational Newspaper
1903 Menke is mayor   Newspaper
1903 Jun 9 Clerks leased Menke's diamond recreational 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1903 Jun 16 Shoe clerks vs. Bucks dry goods men recreational 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1903 Jun 19 Mattoon vs. Toledo traveling Newspaper
1903 Jun 20 Kinzel capat Elks for 4th, St. L. man pit. recreational Newspaper
1903 Jul 10 East Side Jrs. Vs. West Side Jrs. youth 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1903 Jul 15 Union clubs Mat. Vs. Char. In Paris recreational Newspaper
1903 Jul 16 Picked Mat. 9 vs. Page Fence Giants entertainment 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1903 Jul 17 Mat. Rooters vs. Char. Squibs youth Newspaper
1903 Jul 21 Matt. Elks at Paris Elks recreational Newspaper
1903 Jul 22 Clothiers vs. Buck's clerks recreational 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1903 Jul 23 Suits over problems at ball park   18th St. diamond Newspaper
1903 Jul 29 Best amat. Form All-Stars traveling Newspaper
1903 Aug 1 All-Stars play Danville traveling Newspaper
1903 Aug 1 Clothiers vs. Matthew's pick up 9 recreational Newspaper
1903 Aug 4 Bucks Clerks vs Shoe Clerks recreational 18th St. diamond Newspaper
1903 Aug 8 All-Stars at Effingham traveling Newspaper
1903 Aug 12 All-Stars vs. Sullivan traveling Newspaper
1903 Aug 26 Boy hurt watching brother play youth on the commons Newspaper
1904 Eastern Normal School team college EIU County History
1904 MHS may have had base ball team school Gaines History
1904 May 4 Leo club is practicing recreational?/traveling? Newspaper
1904 May 16 Father Brodmann manages Leo Club recreational/traveling Newspaper
1904 May 20 H. Joseph says no ball at fairgrounds   Newspaper
1904 May 21 Mattoon All-Stars won at Peoria traveling Newspaper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1904 May 31 Mattoon at Normal nine in Charleston traveling Newspaper
1904 Jun 1 Leo Club's first game vs. Sigel there recreational/traveling Newspaper
1904 Jun 1 Leo Club uniforms: red suits & caps,blue socks   Newspaper
1904 Jun 8 Mattoon's uniforms in - pearl gray semi-pro Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jun 8 Presby. Sun. Sch. Plays at picnic youth Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jun 10 Leo's organ. 2nd team, Ed Hayes man. traveling Newspaper
1904 Jun 10 Matt. Invited to join Star Inter-City Leag. League Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jun 17 Matt. Regulars vs. Morning Stars semi-pro Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jun 17 Grandstand completed semi-pro Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jun 21 Regulars will put field in shape semi-pro Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jun 22 Doheny organ. IL Central RR team recreational Newspaper
1904 Jun 23 Balls, bats,gloves, toe plates, masks youth Newspaper Ad
1904 Jun 24 IL Cent. Formed Cronin's Iron Eaters recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 Jun 22 Westsiders play Neoga recreational/youth? Newspaper
1904 Jun 27 Merchants vs. Amer. Express recreational Newspaper
1904 Jun 29 Matt. Colored 9 vs. Paris traveling Newspaper
1904 Jul 4 Matt. Alerts (young) vs. Neoga youth Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jul 4 Iron Eaters vs. Pencil Pushers recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 Jul 4 Trainmen vs. Enginement pick-up game recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 Jul 5 West Side Jurs. Vs. Windsor youth Newspaper
1904 Jul 10 Iron Eaters vs. Big Four Shopmen recreational P.D. & E. diamond Newspaper
1904 Jul 11 Westsiders vs. cigarmakers youth IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 Jul 13 Alerts vs. 2nd team youth Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jul 21 Mowequa women form team recreational Newspaper
1904 Jul 23 Westsiders vs. Windsor H.S. team youth IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 Jul 26 Preachers vs. lawyers - hospital benefit recreational Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Jul 26 IL Cent. Machinists vs. trainmen recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 July 30 Y.M.C.A. sec. Distributes cards   Newspaper
1904 Aug 1 Colored boys played West siders recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 Aug 3 Ball Park at West End park done   Dudley Place/West End Park Newspaper
1904 Aug 3 Matt. K of C vs. Effingham K of C recreational Effingham Newspaper
1904 Aug 5 Regulars reorganized semi-pro? West End Park Newspaper
1904 Aug 7 Iron Eaters vs. Leo Club recreational Newspaper
1904 Aug 9 Regulars vs. Alerts - practice semi-pro? West End Park Newspaper
1904 Aug 14 Colored boys played West siders youth IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 Aug 22 Elks vs. Leos recreational West End Park Newspaper
1904 Aug 23 Regulars vs. Chicago Union Giants semi-pro? Urban Park Newspaper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1904 Sep 3 IL Cent. Vs. Big 4, $200 bet on the game recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1904 Sep 3 Cent. IL Traction Co. vs. Mattoon CityRailway recreational Newspaper
1904 Sep 3 Matt. Elks vs. Charleston Elks recreational Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Sep 5 Christian Church games recreational Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Sep 8 Colored club will play Allenville recreational Allenville Newspaper
1904 Sep 8 Cigarmakers, Printers and Tailors teams recreational Newspaper
1904 Sep 12 Nokomis has a colored man on team traveling Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Sep 14 Dodds sued by Manager Menke (Reg.) semi-pro? Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Oct 3 Largest crowd $225 taken in at gate semi-pro? Urban Park Newspaper
1904 Dec 19 Boy asks for ball and catching glove youth Newspaper
1905 Mar 2 Street car co. bought Matt. Team semi-pro? Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Apr 4 State's attny has forbidden Sun. b.b.   Newspaper
1905 Apr 12 First game of season semi-pro? Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Apr 24 West Siders vs. Coles team ? IL Central diamond Newspaper
1905 May 6 New team: Alerts formed traveling Newspaper
1905 May 9 Buck's Clerks vs. High School Nine school Newspaper
1905 May 18 Little Giants vs. Leo Nine recreational West End Park Newspaper
1905 May 12 Leo's organ. W/ Lange manager traveling Newspaper
1905 May 15 Mattoon Grays organ. traveling Newspaper
1905 May 16 Matt. Weekday games should be semi-pro West End Park Newspaper
1905 May 16 Little Giants vs. clerks youth West End Park Newspaper
1905 May 22 West Side Jrs. Vs. East Side Jrs. youth West End Park Newspaper
1905 May 22 Northenders vs. Scrubs (pick-up) team   West End Park Newspaper
1905 May 23 Printers & Cigarmakers org. team recreational Newspaper
1905 May 25 West side amusement park   33rd & Western Newspaper
1905 May 27 Idlers vs. Little Giants youth? West End Park Newspaper
1905 May 29 East Siders become Tigers youth Newspaper
1905 May 30 Douglas Club (colored team) re-org. recreational Newspaper
1905 Jun 3 City League formed recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1905 Jun 3 Sluggers, Thompson Clerks teams recreational West End Park Newspaper
1905 Jun 5 $.65 for a game   Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Jun 5 Cy Young played here? For Menke? Illinois-Indiana League Newspaper
1905 Jun 6 Matt. Grays at Arcola traveling Newspaper
1905 Jun 10 South Side Jrs. Vs. West Side Indians youth Newspaper
1905 Jun 10 Bricklayers forming team recreational West End Park Newspaper
1905 Jun 13 Big 4 played at Loxa recreational Newspaper
1905 Jun 15 Talk of 1899 team playing Danville's Illinois-Indiana League Newspaper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1905 Jun 16 Odd Fellows Matt. Vs. Charles. At picnic recreational Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Jun 16 IL Cen. & Big 4 apprentices playing recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1905 Jun 17 Colts to divide & play Mat. Vs. Charle. semi-pro Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Jun 26 Teamsters vs. Painters recreational IL Central diamond Newspaper
1905 Jun 26 Congreg. Church Sun. Sch. Classes recreational/youth? Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Jun 28 I.O.O.F Picnic ad w/ base ball games recreational Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Jun 29 1500 attend game, 1200 paid semi-pro Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Jul 1 U.P. Management needs to stop betting semi-pro Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Jul 5 Little Giants have new uniforms youth? Newspaper
1905 Jul 15 Local coloreds had hop for Leland team semi-pro Fitzgerald Hall Newspaper
1905 Jul 24 Engineers Union picnic Matt. Vs. Charl. recreational Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Jul 26 Lawsuit Stokes vs. Reinhold over glove   Newspaper
1905 Jul 31 Matt. Orioles vs. Tigers youth? North End diamond Newspaper
1905 Aug 3 Methodist picnic, kids vs. old boys youth Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Aug 4 Orioles vs. Matt. Refrigerating Co. recreational North End diamond  at 8th St. Newspaper
1905 Aug 7 Colts get new uniforms maroon w/ white semi-pro Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Aug 8 Knights of Phy. Picnic Matt. Vs. Charl. recreational Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Aug 8 Matt. Fats vs. Charle. Fats recreational Urban Park Newspaper
1905 Aug 30 Talk of a Central IL league in 1906 professional Newspaper
1906 Mattoon-Charles. Hyphens (Birdies) Kitty League Kevin Grace
1906 Jan 15 Debate over new Manager kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Jan 22 Mattoon & Marion want in Kitty League Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Jan 29 Matton decides not to join Kitty Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Jan 31 Reps from Kitty come to solicit Mattoon Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Jan 31 Jacksonville & Danville admitt. To Kitty Kitty League Newspaper
1906 Jan 31 Kitty season would start May 4 Kitty League Newspaper
1906 Feb 16 Newspapers help build team in a town Kitty League Newspaper
1906 Feb 16 Pres. Says no rowdyism this year Kitty League Newspaper
1906 Feb 16 M-Ch. Team referred to as Siamese Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Feb 21 M-Ch. Hires John Berryhill as manager Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Feb 22 Fans get to vote on name for M-Ch. Team Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Feb 27 What to name team poem Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Mar 5 Canaries chosen as name Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Mar 7 Mat. Star edit. Wants Hyphens for name Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Mar 8 Cartoon of Star edit. Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Mar 15 Fans want Wilkinson to get tryout Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Mar 23 Poem about the team & its name Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1906 Apr 4 Announce team members Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Apr 7 New uniforms ordered Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Apr 9 Grounds bad; practice at Normal Sch. Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Apr 13 Peterson Park diamond in far east end Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 May 2 Opening Day of play Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 May 28 over 1,000 attend Cairo game Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Jun 12 Mattoon Grays vs. Cherokee Indians semi-pro? Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Jun 12 Grays game under arc lights   Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Jun 15 Elks teams play at picnic recreational? Newspaper
1906 Jun 22 Manager quits Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Jul 20 Boyle, manages Grays instead of Can. traveling Newspaper
1906 Aug 8 9th is Children's Day - under 15 free Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Aug 8 Elks play Shelbyville Elks at picnic recreational? Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Sep 24 Mattoon gets $400 guarantee back Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1906 Oct 9 Paper carries Nat'l vs Amer. Games Major Leagues Newspaper
1906 Oct 23 Adams proposes Big Four League Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1906 Dec 12 Kitty Leag. Form uncertain Kitty League Newspaper
1907 Jan 1 Charles Wils to manage team Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1907 Jan 7 Stock Co. to be formed; Matt., Loxa, Char.   Newspaper
1907 Jan 7 Wills changes mind about managing Kitty League Urban Park Newspaper
1907 Jan 7 Considering building park at Matt. Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 Jan 10 Kitty Leag. Organ. Meeting will be 1/29 Kitty League Newspaper
1907 Jan 24 Maj. Leag. Players get at least $2,000 Major Leagues Newspaper
1907 Feb 8 Eastern IL League formed w/o Mattoon Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 Feb 16 Kitty League declared dead Kitty League Newspaper
1907 Feb 26 Comic of baseballl player going to work   Newspaper Comic
1907 Mar 1 Local stock co. completed Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 Mar 4 1st mtg. Of stock company Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 Mar 5 White Sox will pass thru city Major Leagues Newspaper
1907 Mar 15 Rice wins $25 prize for schedule Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 Mar 20 Shea farm ground leased for ballpark Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Mar 22 Fans will get to pick name Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 Mar 23 Directors cleared land for park Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Apr 6 Paper prints booklet "ball dope" Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 Apr 19 Matt. Tigers appear, Big 4 empl.  17-18 traveling Newspaper
1907 Apr 22 Matt. Grays at Brocton - 10 innings traveling Newspaper
1907 Apr 23 Candidates chosen as name Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1907 Apr 25 Candidates practice w/ Tigers Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 May 16 Formal opening of League Season Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 May 18    Ad for Baseball goods - The Economy Youth Newspaper Ad
1907 May 21 Hosp. Benefit medical & Elks M. vs. Ch. recreational? Newspaper
1907 May 22 Char. Tampers w/ Mat. Players Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 May 22 Umps bad, pay raised $60/mo. Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 May 29 Teams losing, staff shake-up Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 May 31 Tigers vs. Neoga traveling Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Jun 10 Greys vs. Tigers traveling Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Jun 12 Ad for baseball goods - Wilton & Nickles youth Newspaper Ad
1907 Jun 13 Letter from Boggs for bus.mans game traveling Newspaper
1907 Jun 15 Youts at IL Cent. Tells of town ball recreational? Pennsylvania in 1860s Newspaper
1907 Jun 18 1st Presby. Church picnic game recreational? Urban Park Newspaper
1907 Jun19 Paris replaces Centralia Eastern Illinois League "D" Newspaper
1907 Jun 19 Never-wasers vs. Has-beens recreational? Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Jun 28 Harris Campers vs. Stove foundry 9 recreational? Jackson Park Newspaper
1907 Jun 28 Okaw Stars vs Matt. Ice Plant 9 recreational? Jackson Park Newspaper
1907 Jul 4 Riot at Ch. Vs. Mat. Game over ump. Eastern Illinois League "D" Urban Park Newspaper
1907 Jul 15 Welvers 40 yr. feud letter Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Jul 15 All games played listed Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Jul 16 Campbell worked as coach Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Jul 19 Welvart resigns, contested games o.k. Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Aug 1 Engineer's union picnic; games recreational? Urban Park Newspaper
1907 Aug 3 Matt. Vs. 3-I pennant winners at Fair Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Aug 13 Hosp. Benefit ministers Ma.vs. Ch. recreational? Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Aug 13 Methodist picnic will have ball game recreational? Urban Park Newspaper
1907 Aug 13 Editorial on fights at Athletic Park Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Aug 13 K of C picnic Fats vs Leans recreational? Urban Park Newspaper
1907 Aug 16 Scouts visit Mat., Mat. Gets 1st Decatur Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Aug. 26 Carpenters Union picnic M. vs Ch. recreational? Urban Park Newspaper
1907 Sep 18 More home runs in Mat., fence to close Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Sep 27 Mat. Vs Taylor. Benefit for players Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Sep 30 Pig roast at Fitzgerald Hall Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Sep 30 2,500 attend last Mat. Vs Char. Game Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907 Oct 21 Pennant arrives 26' X 10' Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1907-1908 Mattoon Giants (Comers) Eastern Illinois League "D" Kevin Grace
1907 Peterson Park Diamond Built   City Minutes
1908 Apr 23 Zimmerman hurt playing ball on street recreational? Newspaper
1908 Apr 25 Tigers vs Neoga there traveling Newspaper
1908 Apr 26 Opening game of season a St. L. team Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 May 1 Mat. Bus. College team vs Sullivan traveling Newspaper
1908 May 2 Player tries to leave w/uniform Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1908 May 12 Elks serious about a team recreational? Newspaper
1908 May 15 Leag. Opener, 300 fans, raised pennant Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 May 16 J.-G. couldn't telephone results Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Jul 3 Hashslingers vs South end Sluggers (ben) recreational? Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Jul 4 Mat. Vs Char. Doubleheader Eastern Illinois League "D" Urban Park & Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Jul 20 Unusual large crowd, and good ump Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Jul 31 Leag. Ball declared dead in Matt. Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Aug 3 Team disperses Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Aug 13 Greys revived by Snyder, Kizer & Patterson traveling Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Aug 13 Pritchard will capt. Greys traveling Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Aug 13 Greys vs Tolono traveling Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Aug 18 Auction of Park lumber failed Eastern Illinois League "D" Athletic Park Newspaper
1908 Athletic Base Ball Park Eastern Illinois League "D" East Broadway & Limits City Directory
1911 Mattoon was baseballingest town   Newspaper
1912 May have no base ball - fields terrible   Peterson Park Newspaper
1912 City Baseball League   City Minutes
1912 Boy with bat youth Bennett School Pictorial History
1917 Baseball not on List of MHS sports school Gaines History
1920 Mattoon-Charles. Annual Game Off   Keller
1925 Big 4 League founded semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1925 IL SE Telephone Co. Women's Softball traveling ? Brochure
1926 City Indoor Baseball League recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Mens and Women's Indoor Baseball recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 20 teams, H. T. Ward leag. Manager recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Apr 15 No admission fee to indoor baseball recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 May 8 Tender Crusts formerly Boosters Semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 May 9 100 fans travel to Mt. Carmel Big Four Athletic Associaiton Newspaper
1927 Jun 6 CIPS has team semi-pro Newspaper
1927 Jun 6 Big Four Second Team traveling Newspaper
1927 Jun 27 Twilight Baseball League organized Big Four Athletic Association Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Jul 9 Polar Bears travel to Beecher city amateur Newspaper
1927 May 17 Methodist Church Women's Indoor Pict. recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Jun 7 Holy Name Society team plays Dorans traveling Newspaper
1927 Jun 8 Silver cup & kewpie dolls given womens recreational? Peterson Park newspaper
1927 Jun 15 All Indoor League Picnic, 500 attend recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Aug 27 Polar Bears are amateur E. Cen. IL champs amateur Newspaper
1927 Aug 27 Polar Bears lease diamond amateur Paradise Lake Park Newspaper
1927 Aug 29 Tender Crust vs Champaign semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Aug 29 Polar Bears vs. Dennis Hardware amateur Paradise Lake Park Newspaper
1927 Aug 30 Babe Ruth on train shows himself Major Leagues Newspaper
1927 Sep 1 Man hired for Big 4 team plays for T.C. semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Sep 6 Tender Crusts vs Uhlein Stars (colored) semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Sep 10 Matt. Indoor Baseball Leag. Regist. recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Sep 12 Big 4 2nd team vs Stewardson traveling Stewardson Newspaper
1927 Sep 12 Tender Crusts vs Dixie Flyers semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Sep 24 28 teams for Indoor League recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Sep 24 Each team will pay $10 for costs recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Sep 24 Park Pavilion will have entire screen recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Oct 1 23 teams in Indoor Leag. Register recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Oct 5 29 teams practice 10/5-19 recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Oct 6 2 games/night, 7 innings each recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Oct 10 Matt. Tender Crust team semi-pro Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Newspaper
1927 Oct 10 Big 4 Athletic Assoc. team semi-pro Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Newspaper
1927 Oct 10 5 ac. On Wm. Bates farm is Booster Park semi-pro Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Newspaper
1927 Oct 10 Tender Crusts will be salaried in 1928 Independent Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Newspaper
1927 Oct 10 Tender Crusts last game Sat. vs Nokomis semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Oct 10 Play at Peterson this year w/ canvas fence semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1927 Oct 14 Big 4 pull out of Booster Park semi-pro Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Newspaper
1927 Oct 19 Indoor schedule printed 10/20-2/7 recreational? Peterson Park Newspaper
1928 Mattoon Boosters semi-pro Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Pictorial History
1928-1929 IL SE Telephone Co. Women's Baseball recreational? Peterson Park Pictorial History
1933 Mattoon Boosters semi-pro Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Maureen's Paper
Dates Team/Event League Location Source  
1936 Apr 18 Glasscock Boosters exhibition game Semi-pro Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Newspaper
1936 Apr 20 Mitchell All-Stars of Mattoon Semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1936 Apr 20 Kuehne Cubs get second victory Semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1936 Apr 20 Claude Hennings manages Boosters Semi-pro Booster Park/N Rt. 45 Newspaper
1936 Apr 25 800 people watch Amer. League film   Newspaper
1936 Apr 25 Aitken F. Young H.S. baseball & bask. Coach H.S. Newspaper
1936 Apr 25 Ad for Mitchell All-Stars Admin. $.10 Semi-pro Peterson Park Newspaper
1936 Apr 28 Semi-pro sub- district tournament here Semi-pro (Wabash Valley) Newspaper
       
1947 Mar 17 Mat. Ath. Assoc. incorporated professional Incorporation Papers
1947 Jun 19 Shares increased to 600 from 250 professional Incorporation Papers
1947 Mattoon Athletic Association founded professional Logan St. btw. DeWitt & NYCRR Pictorial History
1947-1948 Mattoon Indians Illinois State League Internet
1947 Girls & Boys Baseball at MHS school ? Year Books
1949-1952 Mattoon Indians Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Internet
1949 Boys Baseball MHS - picture school ? Year Books
1950 Jan 28 Little Leag. Founder speaks Youth Newspaper
1950 Feb 4 M. Athletic Assoc. & M. Fans Club Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Newspaper
1950 Feb 14 M. Fans Club incorporated professional & youth Incorporation Papers
1950 Feb 19 Baseball Jamboree at H.S. w/ Musial Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Newspaper
1950 Feb 21  3,000attend Jamboree, 1,000 parade Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Newspaper
1950 Boys Baseball MHS - picture school Peterson Park Year Books
1950 Mattoon Girls Softball youth ? Brochure
1953-1955 Mattoon Phillies Mississippi-Ohio Valley League  
1956 Mattoon Phillies Midwest League  
1956 New H.S. built school Gaines History
1957 Petition for Babe Ruth organization youth Pers. Notes
1957 Mattoon Athletics Midwest League Grimes Interview
1969 Babe Ruth Jr. World Series youth Peterson Park Pers. Notes
1969 MHS wins Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1969 Boys Baseball - Lake Land school ? County History
1970 MHS won Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1972 Mattoon-Charleston Twins Intercollegiate League Newspaper
1972 Mattoon-Charles. Twins Intercollegiate League   Gaines History
1974 Winningest Year in Baseball in Mattoon youth & school Gaines History
1974 Babe Ruth Sr. World Series youth Peterson Park Pers. Notes
1974 MHS won IL State Tournament finals school Gaines History
1975 Bill Grimes reappoint. St. Comm., B.R. Sr. youth Newspaper
1976 Babe Ruth All-Stars win State youth  Kinzel Field Deidrich Interview
1980 Mattoon Girls Softball Assoc. formed youth Kinzel Field Brochure
1983 MHS Girls win Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1985 MHS won Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1986 MHS won Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1987 MHS 3rd in Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1991 MHS Girls win Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1992 MHS Girls win Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1993 MHS won Big 12 Conference school Gaines History
1994 Girls Softball Complex begun youth Girls' Softball Complex Gaines History
1999 Babe Ruth Bambino World Series youth Kinzel Field  
2000 Cal Ripken, Jr. Division World Series youth Kinzel Field  
2001 Cal Ripken, Jr. Division World Series youth Kinzel Field  
2002 Cal Ripken, Jr. Division World Series youth Kinzel Field  

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