Knight of the Keyboard (1910)

“Eighteen knights of the keyboard will appear in battle array to-morrow morning at Buffalo Park at 10 o’clock to settle what one side deems to consider the much-mooted question of supremacy on the diamond of the reportorial forces of the Union and the Bee.” Sacramento Bee, October 1, 1910, p22

“Speaking about dopesters, here’s what one knight of the keyboard says ‘in part,’ after a visit to the Bees’ camp at Porterville:” Ross C. Miller, Salt Lake Telegram, March 23, 1917, p18 (About the Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League)

  • NOTE: Most of the other uses before 1960 refer to piano players. (Ken Liss)