View Full Version : Help with a ballpark..............

03-20-2002, 02:03 PM
Posted By: <b>Tom Boblitt</b><p>don't have the scan in yet but received a question from a local collector. Sent me a photo of the Louisville team circa 1899. It appears to have Honus Wagner seated in the front row. In the background is a grandstand that is clearly painted the words Louis Steyerman, Headquarters. In addition to the Louisville Players there is a guy in black uniform with the team name 'Newton' on the front. <BR><BR>Would be VERY appreciative if any of the SABR or other knowledgeable folks out there could help me identify the stadium. I only have a photocopy of the picture (I would pay big bucks for it too.......). I will try to scan in a day or two and add it up here.<BR><BR>Thanks!<BR>Tom<BR>

03-20-2002, 02:08 PM
Posted By: <b>Tom Boblitt</b><p>after checking on yahoo, found the name Louis Steyerman associated with Thomasville, GA. at the following link:<BR><BR><a href="http://hometown.aol.com/shuknnjivn/Parkavehistdist.html" target=_new>http://hometown.aol.com/shuknnjivn/Parkavehistdist.html</a><BR><BR>That's it so far......will take any/all knowledge from anyone.<BR>Tom<BR>

03-20-2002, 02:21 PM
Posted By: <b>runscott</b><p>Yep, Thomasville is the "big city" in that area (SW Georgia) and Newton is a small town about 40 miles up the highway.

03-20-2002, 04:38 PM
Posted By: <b>HalleyGator</b><p><BR>I live here in Tallahassee, FL ... which is only 25 minutes away from Thomasville, GA ... so maybe I can find out something about the Newton ballclub and the Honus Wagner visit...

03-20-2002, 04:44 PM
Posted By: <b>HalleyGator</b><p><a href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~gagrady/petition.html" target=_new>http://www.rootsweb.com/~gagrady/petition.html</a>