Firemen Play Ball for Relief Fund

Issue 17 and Volume 79.

Firemen Play Ball for Relief Fund The baseball team of the New York Fire Department “whitewashed” the blaze-beating ball tossers of the Detroit Fire Department on August 14th and 15th in Detroit, for the benefit of the Firemen’s Fund Association. The scores were 4—2, 9—1 and 3—1. The fund, however, is about $104,000 better off. About $89,000 was disbursed by the fund last year. The tickets were sold to the public at fifty cents each, and Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman of New York, made a personal donation of $200 to the fund. The New York team was accompanied by several fire officials and buffs. Chief Kenlon for the first time in his career attended the games. The Detroit team struck a snag the day before the game, when Burrell and Hayes, two star pitchers of the team, were unfortunately out of the playing. Burrell lost his wife through death…

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