Thursday, February 21, 2008

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Boston Daily Globe September 17, 1916

Field Day Draws Crowd Of 5000

St Thomas' Church Parishioners Out In Full Force at Jamaica Plain Gathering

Nearly 5000 persons attended the fourth annual field day of St Thomas' Church at the Carolina-av Playgrounds, Jamaica Plain, yesterday. Ex-Gov David I. Walsh was among those present.

The girls' nine, the Maplewoods, beat the boys' White Sox, 8-4.

After the junior races the Forest Hills Red Sox beat the Jamaica Lincolns, 11 to 10.

The big feature of the afternoon, however, was the game between the local doctors and lawyers. Excitement reached a climax in the third, when Rev J.P.. Sherry knocked a home run for the doctors with the bases loaded. The teams comprised W.W. O'Brien, F.P. Broderick, Rev J.P. Sherry, J.F. Keliher, B.J. Glennon, J.C. Porcella, S. Moran, J. McClellan and E. MacKey, doctors; and J.Kenny, J.J. Norton, J.J. Leonard, William F. McMorran, F.J. Horgan, Jack Leonard, F.Leveroni, H. J. Lawler and J.E. Kelly, lawyers. The game went six innings and was won by the doctors, 12 to 3.

Ex-Gov Walsh, Mayor Curley and Dist Atty Pelletier were speakers. After Mr Walsh's speech the A.O.H. and the M.C.O.F. teams engaged in a tug-of-war. The first heat went to the Hibernians by half an inch. The second to the Foresters by the same margin. The final pull went to the M.C.O.F. team.

Tables were in charge of Eleanor F. Donaghue, Alice McMurrough, Katherine McMurrough, Mrs M.M. Dolan, Alice Donaghue, Mrs Ruth Lannigan, Theresa Leonard, Mary Havllin, Mrs Catherine W. Sheehan, Mrs Elizabeth C. McGinty, Dorothy Berthaus, Mary E. Mulligan, Mrs H. Fitzgerald, Mrs Frank Dyers, Miss Elizabeth Shanney, Mrs Thomas H. Duffey, Mrs Emmen Kaymes, Miss Mary McArdle, Mrs M. O'Connell, Mrs Annie Keefe, Miss Julia Morris, Mrs Mary McDougal, Mrs Mary E. Donavan, Mrs L. Duffey, Miss Helen Duffey, Miss E. Rooney, Mrs T. Mulvey, Miss F. McMorrow, Miss Rose Travers, Mrs W. Merrill, Mrs E. Farley, Mrs Anna Corr, Mrs E. Corr, Miss M. Conway, Miss A. Fraer and Miss J. Hurley.

Rt Rev E.J. Moriarty, James P. Sherry, Rev L.F. Kelliher, Thomas F. Lally, Dr Hugh C. McGuire, John M. Leonard, Thomas Condry, John F. McDonald, Hon F.J. Horgan, W.J. Laughlin and Rev F.J. Donovan were in general charge.

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