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Knights of Columbus Online Exhibit Explores Baseball’s Catholic History

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.”