May 1922 – Opening Of Baseball Season At Pastime Park

Large placards were up around town announcing the opening of the Ohio Valley Inter City League at Follansbee.   A parade of all boosters was scheduled followed by brief exercises at Pastime Park.  An Italian band of 35 pieces furnished the music.  To accommodate the crowds that flocked the ballpark, boating, and bathing beach, the Pastime Club built a strong bridge over the Allegheny street run.   Old city fire hose was taken to the field and placed along the first and third base foul lines. A jubilee was being planned by the Pastime Club for Saturday, August 19, for the benefit of the bathing beach and baseball team.   Fifty-nine booster members were working to organize events.   The beach and ball club were both being operated at a loss.   The beach was turned over to the entire community immediately upon its completion in 1919.  Everything was given to the citizens free of charge.  Thousands of visitors from nearby communities enjoyed the park each year.

  • Follansbee Review, “Pastimes-LaGrange,” May 5, 1922.
  • Follansbee Review, “Jubilee by Pastime Club August 19…,”  August 4, 1922.