From the loose clippings at the Hall of Fame library, I believe this is a 1921 clipping probably from The Sporting News, but I don’t have a date. Packs in the now-jarring — well, I’ll let it speak for itself
The Pirates training at Hot Springs are enjoying the sensation of being entertained and looked after by the only woman ground keeper in baseball. She is Mrs. O. H. Wilhelmi, whose husband is the ground keeper at the other ball park in Hot Springs, used by the Boston Red Sox. She is said to be an expert and has her park in fine shape, according to Pittsburg players, bossing a gang of negro grass manicurists like a real man on the job.
It’s always strange to go back to old documents and see advertisements for cigarettes that advertised health benefits, or whatnot, but I never quite managed to adjust to seeing casual discrimination. It makes me wonder what future generations are going to see in our media that will strike them the same way.
Anyway. Yeah. Check that out.