R & P Official Baseball Schedule, 1932

This image is the first page of the 1932 baseball season brochure of the R&P coal leagues. Baseball was important in coal towns for a number of reasons. As an inexpensive perk, it provided entertainment for the entire town. Most of the players were miners and those who were good ball players were frequently given preferential treatment, in particular, the day before a ball game. The coal company executives and managers were no doubt also enthralled with the game. Although McIntyre is not penciled in as are the nearby towns of Iselin and Kent, the town had an active team. One can only wonder and guess the original starting point of the person who wrote the one way mileage next to the five towns listed. 













Document: courtesy Archives Department, Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company Records, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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