Friday, May 11, 2012
1908 Chicago vs. Detroit Pennant Race
Before I get to carried away in Lyme Regis with my maternal grandfather's family...Here's another weird twist to my family story:
Kid Durban was married to my maternal grandmother's mother, as her 2nd husband. Baseball is somewhere deep in my family history. Blaine Alphonsus Durbin, aka: Kid, was a pitcher & fielder for the Chicago Cubs during the 1908 pennant win against the Detroit Tigers.
Family lore shares a description of a Pennant Pin with the face of a bear cub holding a diamond in it's mouth as a team trophy - or individual keepsake from the victory. Similar to a victory ring? I do recall seeing a diamond of my mother's that had a story behind it. But back then, I am a young girl, so long ago. And I thought I recalled seeing the golden bear cub too......