Sunday, November 24 1907 — It’s time for winter baseball in California, when (as Herriman so ably illustrates) many of the biggest stars from the Major Leagues back south head to sunny California to play the winter away for extra cash. In the inset vignette in the lower left we have pitcher Harry McIntire who, despite a fabulous arm, had a dismal winning percentage with the hapless Brooklyn Superbas. He’d get a chance to really shine when he went to the Cubs in 1910. Unfortunately I can’t figure out Herriman’s script on the other gent.
By the way, this is a minor milestone for the blog — post number 1500 today. Doesn’t the Stripper ever shut up?