A Look Back To 1900 And Smithfield Baseball

It’s 1900.  American League baseball is organized, U.S. currency goes on the Gold standard, six thousand people are killed in a Texas hurricane,  the first Davis Cup Tennis Competition is held in Massachusetts,  the USS Holland takes to the seas as the U.S. Navy’s first commissioned submarine,  the Ellis Island Immigration station opens in New York City welcoming legal immigrants with hopes and dreams from all over the world,  Billboard magazine debuts,  the first professional baseball game is played under the lights in Michigan, the mercury climbs to 114° in July in Wyoming,  and this is the Smithfield baseball team pictured in their hot and itchy woolen uniforms. Originally contributed by Carter Rabil in 2009