An Agreement, dated June 15th, 1898, between pioneer female baseball player Lizzie Stride (1876-1919, known professionally as Lizzie Arlington) and W. J. Connor and Hall of Famer Ed Barrow (1868-1953, who was then President of the Atlantic League), for Stride to be paid $50 per game to appear as a pitcher and second baseman with select clubs throughout the summer of 1898. Stride appeared in a regular minor league contest between the Reading Coal Heavers and the Allentown Peanuts on July 5th, 1898, pitching in the ninth inning to preserve a 5-0 victory for the Coal Heavers. The contract is signed Lizzie Stride in black ink and countersigned by Barrow, Connor and a witness.
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