Karen and Kevin Flynn live in Elkridge, Maryland. They have traveled all over the country and watched baseball games at all levels.
Baseball in the District The Dark Ages "Hewitt's Nine" "1890"by kevin flynn
The1890 and 1891 seasons can be justly called the Dark Ages, for during this time base ball fell to its lowest level,
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This is another volume in our continuing effort to document the early history of baseball in the District. This edition covers the period when baseball level of baseball played falls to one of the lowest points in the District�s long history.
The1890 and 1891 seasons can be justly called the Dark Ages, for during this time base ball fell to its lowest level, even lower, in our opinion, then the periods of 1881 to 1883 and 1972 to 2004. This volume documents the actions and inactions of Walter Hewitt. The passing of his father leaves the young and inexperienced Hewitt a magnate in the powerful League. But the Players Rebellion generates a tsunami that will greatly undermine the popularity of the game in Washington. Of particular interest to readers is the attempt to play the first Sunday game in the Washington Metropolitan area. The first base ball game will not be played in Washington until 1918.
�Baseball in the District,� is the title we have assigned to our project to document the early history of baseball in Washington DC. This book documents the 1890 season. This book like others in the series is written in chronological narrative, every game is covered. Local papers and sporting publications are used. This is how the players were viewed in their own time. Information about players the reader may not be aware of is referenced. Historical events are presented as they happened.
Our series about baseball in Washington, �Baseball in the District,� includes the following titles. Most are available as e-books at Barnes & Noble. Hard copy available upon request. Karen and I have been avid baseball fans and enjoy traveling the country taking in ball games at all levels. Comments suggestions, email us at
The Baseball in the District series
1869 Rise of the Olympics
1877 to 1885 Renaissance
1886 A League City
1887 Trials and Tribulations
1888 The Last Hurrah
1889 Ward Sold
1890 The Dark Ages �Hewitt�s Nine�
1891 The Dark Ages �Scanlon�s Nine�
1892 Enter the Wagners
1893 The Cranks Rebel
1894 A Bad Team
1895 The Agony of Defeat
1896 Scrappy Bill
1897 Tom Brown�s Team
1899 End of an Era
1900 to 1904 An Orphan in an Upstart League
1918 Uncle Sam�s Game
Baseball Memories, Tales and Anecdote�s
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Karen and Kevin Flynn did a wonderful bringing to life the baseball affairs that were going on in the District in the early 1890’s. As I read the book, Baseball in the District The Dark Ages 1890 and 1891, I could very easily imagine what it was like to be a baseball fan in the nation’s capital at that time. The Flynn’s must have spent hundreds of hours doing research for this book and I for one appreciate their efforts. I believe I am like a lot of Washington baseball fans when I say I know a fair amount about 20th century baseball in D.C. but not so much about 19th century baseball. After reading the Flynn’s book I learned very quickly that Washington baseball fans have had some very bad and poorly managed baseball teams to root for in the early 1890’s. I recommend this book to all baseball fans that appreciate the history of baseball in the nation’s capital.