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Vintage photos of:
White Hall, IL.
Top Row (L-R): Jesse Harrison, Best Rose, Judge Bowman (Score Keeper), Charles Cook, Monte McFarland
2nd Row (L-R): William Vermillion, Berry Brooks, Hugh Neece
1st Row (L-R): Harry Vosseller, Charles Stewart (Manager), Charles McFarland
Later, Monte McFarland was a member of the Chicago Cubs and Charles McFarland was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.
In the season of 1896, the principal rival of this team was the Carrollton team. The last game of the season was the deciding one which would determine the championship. The White Hall Nationals won this game. As a reward, the Manager, Charles Stewart, had this photograph taken and entertained players at the Bob Wasson Restaurant. View full size.