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Posted by Ron Filion on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 16:57:13 :

In Reply to: old SF baseball teams posted by Donna Madrid on Monday, August 08, 2005 at 00:12:30 :

...I have an old family photo dated March 1890 of a baseball team. The shirts say either E.T. Allen or perhaps F.T. Allen...

Well, this is actually from a newspaper source:

"The teams of the California Amateur League have been made up, and with the exception of Vallejo, are as follows...E.T. Allens--McDonald picture, Allen catcher, Evatt, Riley and Lewis on the bases, Stanley shortstop, McCarthy left field, Murdock center field, Triton right field, Geishaker extra." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 March 1890, page 3.

The E.T. Allens were probably supported by the owner and company, if they were actually employees:

"Allen, Edward T., manufacturer's agent hardware, cutlery and firearms, 416 Market, r. 2204 Jackson." Source: San Francisco City Directory, 1890.

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