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I  transcribed and put this book online so others can read it. It's just 52 pages, but I wanted others to know about this baseball team in N.C. Some of you might even have family members in here! I in no way take credit for this. I discovered my ancestors started this team, this is why I had the book. 

Red Strings Baseball Team of Yadkin County, N.C. 1896-1902


by M.R. Dunnagan


 I'm putting this book online because you can't find it at any stores, or online, it's out of print and has been for many years. If you are related to this family e-mail me at  



When the Red Strings started playing baseball in 1896, the author was eight years old, and fourteen years old when they stopped in 1902. As did many Yadkin County boys at the time, he wanted to learn to play well enough to joing the Red Strings, and wanted to learn to pitch as well as did "Fed" Reinhardt. In 1922, while he was City Editor of The Charlotte Observer, he ran into Fred Reinhardt and soon afterward, Fred spent a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon in The Observer office-being "pumped" of information about hte Red Strings.  The next morning, September 11, 1922, an article of 62-Column inches, more than three columns, and with an eight-column inches, more than three columns and with an eight-column "streamer: head and two -column subheads, appeared in the Observer. October 1956 Raleigh, N.C. (pg 4)