A commemorative uniform celebrating the Fort Wayne Kekiongas worn by the Fort Wayne Wizards during the 1995 baseball season. Ebbets Fields Flannels jersey is property of the Fort Wayne History Center.(Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society)
It was 143 years ago that Kekiongas hosted historical baseball game
Posted on May 1, 2014 at 7:58 a.m.
Sunday, May 4, marks an important anniversary in American and Indiana sports history.
The all-pro loop had teams in big cities, but it was the game with Cleveland and Fort Wayne that was played first and it is recognized as the first league contest in U.S. sports history — long before football, basketball etc.