Beautifully engraved certificate from the Bristol Athletic Association
dated 1911. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the signatures of the Company’s President and Secretary and is over 94 years old. this is the first time we have seen this certificate for sale.
The Bristol Athletic Association owned the Bristol Boosters minor league baseball team. They were part of the Appalachian League and were champions in 1914. The first Appalachian League started in 1911 and was disbanded on July 15, 1914. The Appalachian League is Class D and was in operations during the following years 1911-1914, 1921-1925, 1937-1955, 1957-1962.
The City of Bristol, Virginia has had the following teams:
Bristol Boosters, 1911-1913
Bristol State Liners, 1921-1925
Bristol Twins, 1940-1955
Bristol Tigers, 1969-1994