“Hot Springs” Some Points About a Famous Resort…December 3rd, 2012
Some Points About a Famous Resort for Ball Players by One Who Has Been There Many Times.
The following article first appeared in Sporting Life, an American weekly newspaper that in 1890 had the largest circulation of any sporting or baseball newspaper. The article appeared in the April 12, 1890 issue and was written by Edward Nagle Williamson. Williamson, better known as Ned Williamson, was a steady infielder on the Chicago White Stockings for a decade, 1879-1889. He was the perfect person to write this article because he had been coming to Hot Springs with Cap Anson and the White Stockings since 1886.
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This article was transcribed from microfilm by noted baseball historian Roy Kerr. Kerr is an expert on 19th Century baseball and has written three biographies about 19th century players: Billy Hamilton, Roger Connor and Buck Ewing. He is currently working on a biography on slugger “Big Dan” Brouthers.