This photo shows the 1897 Independent LEROY ILLINOIS BASEBALL TEAM.Players shown are:Front row,Left to right, JOE OLLER,PAT"BINKY"CRILLY,JACQUE SMITH,NICK GILLETTE.The back row,left to right are:AUGUSTUS McCRAE(holding the mascot dog CAPPY by the ear),DONALD"STUFFY"MARQUARDT,WAYNE JOHNSON,WILLIE DRAPER,and TALMAGE ROSS.Many thanks to Don Raycraft for finding this treasure for me.
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