1912 - Montgomery
January 21, 1912 - The Washington Times, DC - Elberfeld Injuries
January 22, 1912 - Salt Lake Tribune - Elberfeld Wants His Release - Norman Elberfeld, the national veteran infielder, has asked the Washington club to unconditionally release him. In a letter he says that owing to injuries in his spine his doctor gives him no hope of ever being able to play again. If the Washinting club should release him, he believes he can obtain the management of a minor team.
January 25, 1912 - The Ogdensburg journal, NY - Griffith has sent a contract to Kid Elberfeld, who is wintering near Chattanooga. As soon as this is signed Griff will start to dicker with several minor league clubs desiring the Tobasco Kid.
April 13, 1912 - The Ogdensburg Journal, NY - Kid Elberfeld, realizing that his Chattanooga minor leaguers were certain to lose most of the games with the major league barnstormers, adopted a unique plan for shortening the games. He had his team bat first, which saved half an inning's time, as the visiting teams already had the game on ice when the last of the ninth arrived.
May 14, 1912 Evening Post (Frederick, Maryland) - Around the Bases - Kid Elberfeld has been sold to Milwaukee by the Washington club.
June 26, 1912 - The Ogdensburg Journal - It begins to look as.though base ball has seen the last of Kid Elberfeld. The Kid has tried his best to come back, but finds it impossible. According to reports, Elberfeld is having a great deal of trouble with his arm and knee.
*July 12, 1912 - The Ogdensburg Journal - NORMAN ELBERFIELD NOW IN THE MINORS - FORMER WASHINGTON STAR PLAYING IN SOUTHERN LEAGUE. Chicago, July 12. The passing of Norman (Kid) Elberfeld, famous as a major league star to the minors is officially noted in the American League bulletin issued yesterday by President Johnson. Elberfeld recently was released by Washington to the Montgomery club of the Southern League.
August 28, 1912 - The Washington Post, DC - Elberfeld to Manage Southern League Team - Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 27. - Norman ("Kid") Elberfeld, formerly of the Washington American League club, has been signed to manage the Chattanooga team, of the Southern League, next season. Elberfeld has been playing for Montgomery this year. His home is near Chattanooga.
August 23, 1912 - Chateaugay record and Franklin County Democrat. (Chateaugay, N.Y.) - Kid Elberfeld was-ever a quick thinker and a great strategist. Once last year, while he was with Washington, the Senator pitcher was hurt . making the third out in an early inning. The Washington club was in the lead. It was a cinch if there was time to get a pitcher ready. Kid Elberfeld. he fouled off fifteen balls. Naturally this killed time, and before they finally managed to get him out, the relief pitcher had warmed up and was able to hold the opposition sate and cinch the game. Elberfeld's quick thinking and accurate stick work bad saved the day.
September 5, 1912 - Stevens Point Daily Journal (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) - Kid Elberfeld, who was in a bad way last spring, is playing the game of his life for Montgomery in the Southern League.
September 10, 1912 - The Ogdensburg journal, NY - Southern League clubs have decided upon their managers for next season. Charley Frank, Mike Finn, Bill Bernhard; Bill Schwartz, Johnny Dobbs and Carleton Molesworth will again he found at the helm of New Orleans, Mobile, Memphis, Nashville, Montgomery and Birmingham while Kid Elberfeld goes to Chattanooga to succeed Billy Smith, who has accepted the management at Atlanta, where he formerly held forth,
October 1912 -The Texas Magazine - Former Texas Players and What They Are Doing in the Majors -The season of 1912 witnessed the final passing from the major league ranks of two well-known veteran ball players from formerly played in the Texas League - Harry Steinfeldt and Norman Elberfeld, the latter known over the country as the "Tabasco Kid." While Steinfeldt was a real offspring of the Texas League, Elberfeld's career under the Lone Star was limited to a few months with Dallas in the summer of 1896. ... Elberfeld also was a high-class hitter.
October 31, 1912 - Ogdensburg Journal, NY - Elberfeld in Chattanooga
November 06, 1912 - The Ogdensburg journal - Manager "Kid" Elberfield is signing new players in the hope of building up the Chattanooga team.
December 26, 1912 - The Kingston Daily Freeman - Have Had Many Managers - The Naps and the Highlanders must be running a race to see which club can have more managers to run their teams. In the last five years the Naps have had Lajole. McGulre. Stovall and Davis, while Griffith. Elberfeld. Chase, Stalling and Wolverton led the Yankees.