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Baseball Battle of the Sexes


The Summit Record of June 2, 1921 reported that Summit resident A.G. Batchelder died in “the worst accident in the history of aeronautics in America” when an Army ambulance plane came down in an electrical storm over Maryland. All seven people on board were killed. A Memorial Day ceremony was held at the flagpole in Bonnell Park with the participation of the Summit Municipal Band, the American Legion, the Boy Scouts, and the St. Teresa’s Fife and Drum Corps. A purely-for-fun baseball game of men vs. women was played on the athletic field of Summit Academy. The women’s team wore masculine garb and the men wore skirts. The men were required to use only their left hands. After ten and a half innings, the umpire declared the ladies’ team the winner, with a score of 11-10. Aunt Prudence shared seasonal recipes for Strawberry Short-Cake, Strawberry Biscuit Loaf, and Rhubarb Conserve.

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