Lost Advertisements–Leading Baseball Players Indorse

27 Sep



A 1904 advertisement for Dr. Caldwell’s Laxative Syrup Pepsin Company in Monticello, Illinois featuring Fielder Jones and Frank Smith.

Fielder Jones:

“I have found an ideal remedy for almost all of the ills to which the professional baseball player is heir.  The hard work during the baseball season tests even the strongest man’s vitality.”

Frank Smith:

“Dr. Caldwell’s remedy has no equal.”

In 1904 Jones replaced James “Nixey” Callahan as manager of the Chicago White Sox after 42 games.  He led the team to a third place finish.  The White Sox finished second in 1905 and his “Hitless Wonders” won the 1906 American League pennant and defeated the heavily favored Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2 in the World Series.

Frank “Piano Mover” Smith won 104 games for the White Sox between 1904 and 1910, including two 20-win seasons.

Dr. Caldwell’s Pepsin Syrup Company remained in business until 1985.


One Response to “Lost Advertisements–Leading Baseball Players Indorse”


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