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The Edison Pioneers was an association initially composed of former employees who had worked for Thomas Edison. The group, organized in 1918, gathered each year on February 11 to celebrate the birthday of the famous inventor. In 1920, members gathered and lunched with Edison in West Orange, New Jersey. Attendees received this commemorative gift as a remembrance of the day.
Bat Boy, Ford All-Stars Versus United States Navy Great Lakes Baseball Game, Rotunda Field, July 1944
The Ford All-Stars defeated the visiting Great Lakes Naval Training Station Bluejackets 2-1, in a July 5, 1944 baseball match. Eight thousand fans came out to Ford's Rotunda Field to root on the hometown team. The All-Stars did not disappoint, winning on a ninth inning homerun. This batboy had a good view of the game and met several players, some who had been major league ballplayers.