Grave Story: Charles Comiskey (1859-1931)

Here lies Charles Comiskey, one of the pioneers of baseball and a founder of the American League. Unfortunately, his legacy in the game has been tarnished, as his (inaccurate) portrayal as the miserly owner of the Chicago White Sox has been tied to the Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series. What is true … Continue reading Grave Story: Charles Comiskey (1859-1931)

Grave Story: Florence Killilea Boley

Here lies Florence Killilea Boley, one of the earliest female baseball team owners in the country. She took over the American Association’s Milwaukee Brewers in 1929 following her father Henry’s death. Though her time as an owner was tragically short, she was a sensation, even challenging the power of the mighty Kenesaw Mountain Landis. The … Continue reading Grave Story: Florence Killilea Boley