Wakeman Red Caps Baseball Team
The Wakeman Red Caps, perhaps one of the area's best semi-pro baseball teams during the 1930s and 40s, first played night baseball under lights installed at Wakeman Field on July 24, 1935. The Field no longer exists, it was bounded by Hyde, Clark, Pleasant, and Townsend (Ohio Route 303) streets. The game was played only two months after Franklin D. Roosevelt switched on lights at Crosley Field for the Cincinnati Reds. The Red Caps were part of the Wakeman Baseball Club, an organization which was founded in 1889 and was sponsored by Charles S. Clark, Sr., and others. For aspiring local baseball players, playing night baseball for the Red Caps was a great honor. Wakeman Field was annually graced with Abe Saperstein's Ethipian Clowns, an African-American traveling baseball team, and also saw appearances by Tom Manning, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Al Schacht, Jesse Owens, and other sports greats.
NEW GRAND AERIE RULES ABOUT PAYMENT OF DUES.
Your $30.00 Dues are due by May 31, 2018. If your dues are not paid by June 30, 2018 YOU WILL BE DROPPED AS A MEMEBR.
You no longer have 3 months to pay your dues before you are dropped. The Grand Aerie has changed that to 30 DAYS.
If you are dropped you will have to fill out an application and have it signed by two current members, pay the $15.00 re-enrollment fee, pay the current dues amount , be interviewed and re-voted in.
SO PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES BEFORE THE MAY 31ST