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Some Score; Some Game

Paul Bunyan's batboy

The Titusville Herald
Titusville, Pennsylvania
June 20, 1938

Some Score; Some Game

From Superior Wis., comes a story about a softball game between the Superior and Minong chapters of the Mystic Knights of the Blue Ox, which was, by all accounts, considerable of a battle. Certified public accountants have revealed the score to be 7,777 for Minong and 7,775 for Superior. The Mystic Knights of the Blue Ox is a sort of perpetual adoration society for Paul Bunyan, mightiest lumberjack of them all. The game was on a big scale, as is everything which concerns mythical Paul. It went 73 innings. The final Superior run was made by Augie Holmberg, who circled the bases on crutches in 4 hours and 15 minutes, stopping at third base for lunch. After the game the meat of 16 cows and three acres of potatoes was whipped up into a snack for the Bunyan disciples. That's the way Mr. Bunyan would do it.

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