Publisher: Harper’s Weekly
Date Published: 1874
Sept. 12, 1874, edition of Harper’s Weekly
A 1/2 page baseball line drawing (Image size: 9 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches) illustrating nine players and president (and owner), brewer George Sleeman shown in the centre. Captions the line drawing; Above image, R. Emery (Centre Field), W. Smily (Left Field), G. Sleeman (President), W. Jones (Short Stop), G. Keerl (Second Base), and below image, H. Myers (First Base), J. Smith (Right Field), C. Maddock (Catcher) W. Smith (Pitcher) H. Spence (Third Base)
The Maple Leaf Base-Ball Club of Guelph, Ontario, Canada "H. Myers (First Base), J. Smith (Right Field), C. Maddock (Catcher) W. Smith (Pitcher) H. Spence (Third Base)
The Maple Leaf Base-Ball Club of Guelph, Ontario, Canada"
Good condition. The Guelph Maple Leafs were the first to import American professionals, including Bud Fowler, the first black professional baseball player. Proving that winning baseball has always been "about the pitching," Canadian star pitcher William Smith led Guelph to the world semiprofessional baseball championship in 1874 in Watertown, NY." James H. Marsh The Canadian Encyclopedia.
Also in this magazine from the interior, a full page baseball engraving "The American Base-Ball Players in England - Match Between the Red Stockings and the Athletics ..." but a tear in the page though this image.