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Full article: How Hull won the cup in 1937, by Colin Allan

by Joe Gray

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Colin Allan

The author tells the story of how Hull Baseball Club won the National Baseball Association cup competition to be crowned British champions in 1937. The account includes details of all their victories along the path to their historic triumph at the peak of baseball’s popularity in Britain.

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Matt Smith October 17, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Colin, a fascinating article. Seeing the crowds that were attracted really does show the passion that was – potentially could still be -generated in local areas for baseball in this country. Lefty Wilson certainly seems to have captured the Hull fans’ imagination.

This is a great reminder of just how many stories are out there to be discovered about British baseball.

Joe Gray October 17, 2011 - 10:33 pm

In “The Blokes of Summer”, Harvey Sahker describes this game as the best attendance ever achieved for a British domestic baseball game.

Harvey also rather smartly worked out that the Lefty Wilson of Hull fame was the same as the Max Wilson who had a couple of stints in the Majors in the 1940s:




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