Eddie Grant, a utility player with a law degree from Harvard who played in the 1913 World Series with the New York Giants, was killed in France during WWI.
A century ago Wednesday, the first shots were fired in one of the most important American military engagements ever -- and the deadliest battle in U.S. history.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1918. A Chamber of Commerce meeting is usually an occasion for boosterism and optimism, but former state senator Edgar T. Brackett says tonight that "I had hoped sometime to hear a general discussion by this body of the question, 'What is the matter with Saratoga?'"
Speaking at the Casino, Brackett claims that "Saratoga Springs has been going down hill for the past forty-six years.