|From left to right, upper row: Con Struthers, Whitaker, Routcliffe, Henry Schuhknecht. Middle row: Joe Kappel, Sammy Nichols,|
Bob Allen (captain), Charles Gessinger, Henry Kappel. Bottom Row: Jerry Harrington, Billy Rhines, Jack Fanning, Jack Lauier.
Baseball didn't get a real start in Davenport until the 1889 season. There had been two previous attempts to bring the game to the area - in 1879, and again in 1888, but both leagues quickly fell apart.
The Interstate League reorganized in 1889 and included teams from eight area cities including: Davenport, Burlington, Peoria, Quincy, Terra Haute, Dubuque, Springfield, and Quincy.