- Item 9484 - Squirrel Island Baseball Team, ca. 1906
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- Item 9484
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Baseball was a prominent sport on Squirrel Island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Show Details
The Squirrel Island team was made up of summer residents and collegiate stars from a number of Ivy League schools.
Other ballplayers came from the Sockalexis Clan of the Penobscot Nation, who occupied a seasonal fishing encampment on the island.
Louis Sockalexis of Old Town, the first Native American to play professional baseball, and a cousin, Joseph Sockalexis, were once teamates on the Squirrel Island baseball team.