Uncle Joe’s Jamboree Aug 18th

I don’t know who Uncle Joe is but he’s putting on quite a shindig.  Those of you who are in the east central Illinois area who enjoy vintage base ball should mark August 18th on your calendar. 

Six games are scheduled with three including the Vermilion Voles:

10:00 am Rock Springs Ground Squirrels v. Vermilion Voles
11:10 am Rock Springs Ground Squirrels v. Chicago Salmon
12:20 pm Chicago Salmon v. New Baden Juniors
1:30 pm New Baden Juniors v. Rock Springs Ground Squirrels
2:40 pm Chicago Salmon v. Vermilion Voles
3:50 pm New Baden Juniors v. Vermilion Voles

Admission is free.

The Jamboree will take place at the Danville stadium, home of the Danville Dans.  MAP

(hat tip Vermilion Voles)


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  1. Joseph Gurney Cannon (May 7, 1836 – November 12, 1926) was a United States politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as 40th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911, and historians generally consider him to be the most dominant Speaker in United States history, with such control over the House that he could often control debate. Cannon is the second longest-serving Republican Speaker in history, being surpassed by fellow Illinoisan Dennis Hastert, who passed him on June 1, 2006. He was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1858, but was disappointed when Usher refused to offer him a place in his office. That year he relocated to Tuscola, Illinois. His choice of a new hometown was somewhat involuntary, taking place whilst he was travelling from Shelbyville, Illinois, to Chicago to find more clients for his law firm. During the trip, he ran out of money. He boarded a Chicago-bound train in Mattoon, Illinois; after the train had started, he was asked for his ticket. Because Cannon did not have a ticket, he was removed from the train in Tuscola.[1] There, he became State’s attorney for the twenty-seventh judicial district of Illinois, holding the position from March 1861 to December 1868. In 1876 moved to Danville, Illinois, where he resided the rest of his life. He and his wife Mary P. Reed, whom he married in 1862, had two daughters.
    He died November 12, 1926
    Danville, Illinois

  2. Thanks for the info!

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