Play ball! Groveport vs. CW in 1913

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum
Groveport and Canal Winchester high schools have fielded baseball squads for more than 100 years and over that time the two teams have faced off often. Shown here is a rare photo, believed to be from 1913, showing a Groveport and Canal Winchester baseball game being played in a rough cut field. This game was most likely played on the Canal Winchester ball field, which was then located on the Gayman lands northeast of the village along the railroad tracks. In the background of the photo a train can be seen passing by. At the upper left is an advertisement for "Weber’s" which was a shoe and boot store in Canal Winchester at the time. The view of the game in this photo is from left field looking in towards third base, which is at the right of the picture. There were no bleachers and fans stood around the field to watch the action. According to the notation with the photo, Groveport won the game 8-0.
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