Houston History Mystery VI: The case of the missing trophy
This is more of a Texas mystery, but this does have a small Houston connection.
In early May 1898, the Hernsheim Trophy went on display at Brown & Wolf on Main Street. The trophy pictured here was awarded to the 1897 Texas League pennant winners.
I contacted Bill O'Neal, noted author of a number of books on Texas and the West, including a book on the Texas League. He was unaware of the trophy and its whereabouts.
I'm not even sure who Hernsheim was.
I'm tempted to believe the trophy is lost.
Labels: Houston History Mystery