Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Duquesne Baseball Team, 1892 or 1893

Duquesne baseball team

The borough (later city) of Duquesne was only three or four years old when this picture was taken, if the dating in family tradition is correct, but it already had a baseball team with spiffy jerseys. One of the players—possibly the boy on the ground in front with the dark jersey—is James W. Estep (1879–1948), son of George Estep, one of the founders (and later two-term burgess) of Duquesne, and it was James’ late grandson who provided us with this picture, for which Father Pitt is very grateful.

Old Pa Pitt knows nothing of the history of this team, and he would be delighted if any readers could enlighten him.

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