Letter to the Editor – 1918 style

Before the internet baseball fans had to track down their info, imagine how it felt to get good baseball talk back before 1920, this letter appeared in Baseball Magazine in December of 1918.


Dear Sir: I have read your magazine more or less consistently ever since it has been before the public and i consider it by far the best publication in its class. Your articles are excellently written, and your position on teams, players and magnates has always struck me as eminently fair and unprejudiced.

More power to your magazine!

I think your “mail box, ” for “ ravng” fans, an excellent feature of your paper. It’s because there are such fans as “Bull Durham,” “Old Chromo” and others of like character that your paper is possible, and that baseball is the national game and bids fair to be the international game.

I live in Dayton, Ohio (the place of the 1913 flood and the airplane center of the world ) and, not having major league ball here at home, mine is mostly of the paper variety, so I take keen delight in the ravings of the various ‘’fan’’ authors for their favorite teams and light in the ravings of the various “ban” players. Of course I am a man of “Ohio” rooter and naturally string along with Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Yours Truly,

W. A. Maloney.

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