Boston Chapter Knights of Columbus Baseball Team taken at the Huntington Avenue Grounds after the Boston team lost to New York, 17-6. Identifiable are: Mike Sullivan, top row, third from left, Tommy McCarthy, top row, fourth from left. Mike Sullivan pitched for Boston professionally in 1898 and 1899. McCarthy played for Boston from 1884-1885 and 1892-1896.

“So literally,” Fowler said, “a Knight of Columbus christened the new and oldest active professional league in American sports.”

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