We’ll return to The Quints’ Christmas on Monday.
Thursday, May 23 1907 — The Examiner asks the question, “Which is the rowdier bunch — McGraw’s brawling New York Giants ball team or their fans?”. It was becoming commonplace in this wild year for the Polo Grounds fans to assault umpires and stage riots on the slightest provocation.
Sunday, May 28 1907 — Australian boxing champ Bill Squires has arrived in America looking to be the fighter who finally coaxes Jim Jeffries out of retirement. Failing that Squires will settle for current champ Tommy Burns. If you’d like a preview of the results of that matchup before Herriman reports on them, see Squires’ bio here on Boxrec.