Florida State League All-Star Baseball Game Souvenir Score Card

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Title

Florida State League All-Star Baseball Game Souvenir Score Card

Alternative Title

Baseball Score Card

Subject

Baseball--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)

Description

Souvenir score card to the Florida State League all-star baseball game at Municipal Ball Park in Sanford, Florida on Friday, August 20, 1940 at 8 p.m. The cover page features a photograph of the Sanford Seminoles, who would be facing the all-star team. The second page lists each member of the all-star team along with their statistics and spaces to score the player, and the third page offers the same information for the Sanford Seminoles. Both pages contain advertisements, as does the last page. This score card contains handwriting in pencil, revealing which players played which innings, the game statistics and score, and the fact that the game went into extra innings.

Sanford entered the world of pro ball in 1919 with the formation of the Class D Florida State League. In its inaugural season, the Celeryfeds won the first half pennant, finishing in a tie with Orlando for the best overall record. Although the league folded in 1928, it was revived in 1936, and once again included a team from Sanford called the Lookouts, which was part of the Senators family of clubs. This struggling team finally turned around when they acquired former Major League star, Dale Alexander, as manager and first baseman in 1939. In over 80 years of Florida State League history, no team has ever matched their .737 winning percentage that season. The next season, the Sanford Seminoles emerged as the city's baseball team.

Source

Original score card by the Florida State League: "Souvenir Score Card, Florida State League All-Star Baseball Game at Sanford, Friday, August 30, 1940." Sanford, Florida: Celery City Printing Company, 1940: Baseball Exhibit, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Celery City Printing Company

Date Created

1940-08

Date Issued

1940-08-30

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original score card by the Florida State League: "Souvenir Score Card, Florida State League All-Star Baseball Game at Sanford, Friday, August 30, 1940." Sanford, Florida: Celery City Printing Company, 1940.

Is Part Of

Baseball Exhibit, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Baseball Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

2,078 KB

Medium

4-page scorecard

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford, Florida
Leesburg, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
St. Augustine, Florida
DeLand, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.802701, -81.25551
28.810987, -81.877041
29.212111, -81.023598
29.894532, -81.313305
29.028255, -81.303005
29.654046, -82.32439
28.539291, -81.377907

Temporal Coverage

1940-08-30/1940-08-30

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.A.2.5; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.1.C.3.2; SS.2.C.3.2; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.2; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.912.A.1.2; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and owned by Florida State League.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Sanford Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

McCarthy, Kevin. Baseball in Florida. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, 1996.
Singletary, Wes. Florida's First Big League Baseball Players: A Narrative History. Charleston, South Carolina: History Press, 2006.
Weiss, Bill and Marshall Wright. "Top 100 Teams: 68. 1939 Sanford Lookouts." MiLB History. 2011. http://www.milb.com/milb/history/top100.jsp?idx=68.

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Original Format

4-page scorecard

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