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January 6, 2017

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Richard Hershberger

It is interesting that Schlichter was a writing for the Item. This was, back in the day, Thomas Fitzgerald's paper. He was a radical Republican, when that meant being on the side of the angels, and arranged the famous 1867 Pythians-Olympics match. By the early 20th century the paper was run by his sons. Apparently they continued his politics.

Bill Mullins

An Aug 5 box score in the Inquirer has "E. S'th" at 1b and cf; likewise a box score in the Harrisburg Telegraph of that date. But the 8/5 Harrisburg Daily Independent has "H. Smith"

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