Thom Karmik

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”

Satchel Paige


18 Responses to “Contact”

  1. Joe Root January 31, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    Do you ever come across stories about the indoor baseball fad around the turn of the century?

    • Thom Karmik February 5, 2015 at 10:13 pm #


      I am working on something related to indoor baseball. Hopefully will have something posted soon. Thanks.

  2. ExileInDC February 5, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    I just stumbled on this site, and may get fired for the time I have spent on it today. Really wonderful stuff, consider me to be a fan (although I may soon be an unemployed one). PS I am a fan of the Alleghenies.

  3. Jason October 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    Any info on Jim mccormick?

  4. yankeebiscuitfan January 26, 2016 at 4:48 am #


    I found a newspaper clipping from the Minneapolis Journal from May 22, 1905. The article stated that the 1905 sesaon was the first of the Copper Country Soo League.
    Could there still be a link with the Copper Country League that played in 1904?

    • Thom Karmik January 26, 2016 at 10:24 am #

      I believe it was essentially the same league–Calumet and Lake Linden remained, Dollar Bay and Portage Lake dropped out and were replaced by Hancock and Sault Ste Marie–it seems that the “New” part was the name. Many of those small minor leagues folded and reformed so frequently that they could often be called a new league while maintaining many of the same franchises and financiers.

      • yankeebiscuitfan January 26, 2016 at 10:31 am #

        It is clear that there is a kind of link between the two leagues.
        I like your blog btw. Very intersting and entertaining.

      • yankeebiscuitfan January 26, 2016 at 11:56 am #

        Can I have your e-mail address? I found another newspaper clipping that sheds a complete different light on the case. Thanks to this clipping I tend to believe that the Copper Country Soo League and the Copper Country League were all the same and both names were used next to each other.

  5. Thom Karmik January 26, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    Thank you. I am enjoying yours as well.

  6. Bob Briggs October 29, 2019 at 11:00 am #

    “Gus” Guerrero was my great grandfather. Many believe he died in 1916.

    • Thom Karmik January 15, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

      Thank you Bob. Interesting, I have read a couple dates.

  7. Judy Ashburn February 6, 2020 at 8:21 pm #

    This is so entertaining! I’d love to receive an email when you post new items. 💙⚾️

    • Thom Karmik February 6, 2020 at 8:29 pm #

      Thanks Judy, if you scroll to the bottom of the main page there is a tab that says follow. You can click on that and get email alerts whenever there is a new post.

  8. Madeline Damiano August 14, 2021 at 7:01 pm #

    I am managing some archives, and received a team photo of the San Jose Prune Pickers. The date of the photo is estimated to be 1909, and Bobby Eager is identified as the manager. I would love to discuss the photo with you.

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