Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Presumpscots of Cumberland Mills Explained

Nearly 119 years before the Boston Red Sox vanquished the Tampa Bay Rays in this afternoon's opening game, the Presumpscots of Cumberland Mills trekked to the Atlantic coast of Canada to take on the Frederictons of New Brunswick.

Consisting of just enough players to field a team (front row, l-r: Fred Files, J. Campbell, Arthur Smith, Chas. Elkins; back row, l-r: F.E. Bachelder, S. Clark Morton, Bill Webb, C.S. Clark, and Gene Harriman), the Presumpscots split a morning-afternoon doubleheader with the Frederictons on May 29, 1890.

- John C.L. Morgan

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