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This serves as advance notice to all HAIFers of a pending mid-August release event for "Houston Baseball: 1888-1931" by Randy Foltin. This epic 4x5 foot black and gold poster displays over 30 of the rarest images from a century ago that trace the origins of baseball in Houston. The images are encased within a magnificent graphic construct that reflects the spirit of the times with iconic and authentic baseball symbols.

Among the images included are two stunning panoramic views of the first baseball stadiums/parks in Houston's history. One, East End Park, will make its' first viable public appearance that captures a 1926 game with a capacity crowd. East End Park is where the black teams in Houston played baseball.

The other panoramic image is a photographic reconstruction of West End Park, which will bring the grand 'ol lady back to life to be seen for the first time in 100 years. Houston's original downtown ballpark, Antioch Baptist Church was just beyond the reach of the left-centerfield fence. West End Park served as home to the Houston Buffs from ca. 1905-1927, and hosted the UT/A&M football series from 1909-1912.

Other entities that will be represented include Houston Heights HS, Camp Logan teams, Houston HS, Rice University and many others.

The largest portion of the profits from sales of the limited-edition poster will benefit Buddy Lamothe, the San Jacinto JC baseball player who was recently paralyzed.

Specifics will be made available as to the event no later than the first week of August. All are welcome to attend. there is no pretense of extending the invitation with an expectation of poster purchase. Just come out and enjoy this incredible piece that gives to Houston its' baseball origins for the first time ever.

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You and your family and friends are cordially invited to attend a viewing exhibit of "Houston Baseball: 1888-1931", an art history poster by Randy Foltin as described above. This is a free event for enjoyment only. It is not a sales function. No sales effort will be involved.

The first two viewing events are listed here with additional dates and sites (Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Pearland/Webster, and Pasadena and/or Humble) planned throughout the area; specifics will be related to you at a later date. There is no minimum amount of time that you are expected to be there. From 5 minutes to however long you want to enjoy the poster and college football at the following establishments, any and all are welcome to enjoy this unparalleled contribution to Houston's cultural history.

Feel free to write Randy Foltin in any capacity at rsfoltin@yahoo.com

He will be checking email during the course of the day during these events for any help needed or questions you may have.


Coaches Sports Bar & Grill

17481 Northwest Freeway

Houston, Texas 77040


From 11AM until 8PM

This is located at the NE corner of the intersection of Jones Rd. and Hwy. 290.

October 8

Little Woodrow's- Rice Village

5611 Morningside Drive

Houston, Texas 77005


From 12 noon until 8PM

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  • The title was changed to Houston Baseball History Poster To Be Published
  • The title was changed to Historic Houston Baseball

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