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Baseball players, 1909.

McLean County’s smaller communities, including the Village of Cooksville, once fielded competitive baseball clubs that welcomed all comers. Costello & O’Malley’s (note the misspelling on the photo—Costello with an extra “T”) was a menswear store on the 300 block of Main Street in downtown Bloomington.

At this game the local boys defeated the big city visitors 3-0, scoring all their runs in the third inning. “The feature of the game was a great catch by B. Kinsella of Cooksville,” noted The Pantagraph.

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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

April 5th, 2016