Knox among first in town for baseball

From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)

There is evidence the first officially organized team in Galesburg was the Barbers who played in the early 1890s… Both Knox and Lombard colleges dabbled at the sport during the late 1890s, but their games were generally played between campus students… The popularity of local baseball increased dramatically in the early 1900s when the six team semi professional league was formed… League games were played on the Knox baseball field… Knox College dropped baseball in the 1930s and didn’t resume competition until 20 years later… Read more…