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In Years Past

June 20, 2014

In 1914, there were but five cities represented in the Interstate Baseball League, Olean having dropped out when its players refused to play for the reason that they had not been paid. The Jamestown team took the field but none of the Olean men showed up and Manager Lohr claimed the game by forfeit. It was claimed that the affairs of the club had been in poor shape for some time and the players took this chance to get out. It was expected that either St. Mary's or Johnsonburg would take Olean's place. Both were good baseball towns and the only drawback was the long jump between them and the other cities of the circuit.



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