Indicating Priority of Baseball, 1930
response from the General
Superintendent of the Coal Company, to a suggestion made by an employee on the need to establish first-aid classes in every mining
town, is a testament to the importance that was placed on baseball by, not
only the miners, but by the managers of the Coal Company. Miners who were good
ball players were frequently given preferential treatment, in particular, the day
before a ball game. Note the last sentence; it has been highlighted to make it more readable.
Within a few years, the
Boy Scouts in McIntyre established a First Aid-Team.
Document: courtesy Robert Davis