1930 - School
January 20, 1930 - Springfield Leader, MO - Elberfeld's Girls Swimming, Diving Champs
February 28, 1930 - Ogdensburg Republican Journal - Elberfeld's Baseball School Goes Over Big - Atlanta, Feb. 28 (AP) - Norman "Kid" Elberfeld, the venerable minor league manager who has ranged far and wide in the baseball pastures, apparently has started something. Last year he opened a baseball school for ambitious youths in Atlanta, enrolled 200 and taught them so well that six of his pupils graduated into Class A leagues and many more landed in lesser loops. His spring seminar in Atlanta is flooded with applications. Clark Griffith, president of the the Washington Senators, says that the Kid's school idea is so good that he expects similar baseball colleges to spring up all over the south within the next few years. A professor like the Kid, says, "Griff," could do a lot with a gang of major league rookies.
March 9, 1930 - This collection contains 21 letters that John J. Cronin, Jr. ("Jack") wrote to his father and brother in Hartford, Connecticut, while he traveled to North Carolina and Georgia during the spring of 1930 in an attempt to join an organized baseball team. On February 26, he reported that he and his traveling companion, John J. Carlin, Jr., had safely arrived in Washington, D. C., and his next few letters recount their experiences hitchhiking through Virginia to Durham, North Carolina, where they sought a place with a local team in the Piedmont League. His letters describe his experiences over the next several weeks, as he and Carlin made their way to Henderson, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, they discovered and briefly attended a baseball school run by Norman "Kid" Elberfeld, though they wished to stay only if the school guaranteed them a roster spot (March 9, 1930). Cronin declined his brother's offer to pay for the training.
May 2, 1930 - The Frederick Post, MD - "The Old Animosities" - John Joseph McGraw leaned back in a chair in the lobby of a New York Hotel the other night, a thing he does very gracefully, and delivered himself of the following remark. "Baseball is not what it used to be. The old animosities are gone." McGraw perhaps was thinking back to a day when he had to have a police escort to appear on the streets of Cincinnati. And the days when Kid Elberfeld used to step on the umpire's feet with his spiked shoes.
June 29, 1930 - The Sunday News and Leader, MO - Elberfeld girls competing in swim meet
September 24, 1930 - Key West FL Citizen - Comment on pitcher Walter Johnson
December 24, 1930 - Chattanooga Daily Times - Ruth Elberfeld Overmeyer Wedding
BASEBALL HISTORY DAILY - 1930 - The Tabasco Kid and "Blind Toms" - Kid Elberfeld Stories