This is the latest in an occasional series of posts about the history of the garment industry in Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Essex counties.
Female employees of the Davis & Co. shirt factory in Fort Edward chipped in to buy a “regulation ball” for the Starch Sluggers, the factory’s male baseball team, which was set to play The Smoke Builders, of the Collman & McMurray cigar factory, on June 7, 1884.
Female employees of the Davis & Co. laundry chipped in to buy a regulation bat.
The Smoke Builders won 29 to 13, but the Starch Sluggers, no doubt, had cleaner shirts.
Sources: The Morning Star June 5,7,9, 1884
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