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Throwback Thursday: Baseball in Ballard

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on June 12th, 2014

By Joe Veyera

As the dog days of summer draw near, and more people head out to the ballpark to enjoy our nation’s pastime, this week’s throwback takes a look at baseball in Ballard, long before the days of $240 million contracts.

The black and white photo below, taken in 1910, shows boys playing baseball at the Ballard Field House, with one at the plate, one catching, and others looking on.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1910, shows a young boys baseball team. In the front row sits Gaylord Jones, Rice Hubbell, and Glen Kniston, with Art Starrington, George Sullivan, Adelbert Cox, Charlie Carson, Art Moffat, and Jay Farrell in the back. In the middle sits a Pitbull that appears in hindsight to be a trendsetter in the mascot world.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1920, shows a children’s baseball game at the Ballard Field House.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1927, shows Harvey Mathiesen on the day he pitched his final game for Ballard High School.


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Photo and information courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Skipspence // Jun 12, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Anyone know where the Ballard Field House was?

  • 2 don // Jun 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Believe that was where the Ballard Playfield is now, on 60th between 26th and 28th.

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