Beveridge: John K. Tener rounded up first Congressional Baseball Game

From Scott Beveridge at the (Washington, PA) Observer-Reporter on June 16, 2017:

John K. Tener has been forever etched in local history as helping to put Charleroi on the map before becoming the 25th governor of Pennsylvania.

A day after the shooting of a U.S. representative and others in Alexandria, Va., during a practice for the annual and relatively obscure Congressional baseball game, the Charleroi entrepreneur was recalled as being the first U.S. representative to organize the matchup while he served in the U.S. House in 1909.

“We’re not surprised if he started it, as he was also instrumental in starting leagues here,” said Nikki Sheppick, chairman of Charleroi Area Historical Society.


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Originally published: June 16, 2017. Last Updated: June 16, 2017.