1939 East-West Negro League All-Star Game
75 Years Ago Today - Comiskey Park, Chicago - August 6, 1939
This picture shows the East Team before what would be the first of two All-Star Games that year. The West won, 4-2. Here's a recap from Baseball-Reference: 1939 East-West Gm. 1:
"1939 marked the first year that there were two editions of the East-West Game. The first took place on August 6 at the usual location, Comiskey Park. The top vote-getters were 1B Ted Strong (508,327) and C Pepper Bassett (502,394). As usual, voting was done on a lower scale in the east. The top eastern vote-getter apparently was SS Willie Wells (226,514). The scoring started in the second against Theolic Smith. With one out, Buck Leonard reached when Strong (playing short) bobbled the ball. Pat Patterson singled and stole second, Leonard holding at third. Sammy T. Hughes then singled in the only two runs the East would score. Bill Byrd and Leon Day threw the first six scoreless for the East to make that 2-0 lead hold up, but in the 7th Roy Partlow ran into trouble. The West had just two hits before Neal Robinson led off the bottom of that frame with a long ball. In the 8th, pitcher Double Duty Radcliffe hit a single, then was bunted over by Parnell Woods. Dan Wilson then smacked one into the left-field grandstand for a 3-2 lead. The West tacked on one more and Radcliffe finished it up for the win."
Standing, L-R: Buck Leonard (Homestead Grays), Willie Wells (Newark Eagles), Jose Fernandez (New York Cubans), Sammy Hughes (Baltimore Elite Giants), George Scales (New York Black Yankees), Mule Suttles (Newark Eagles), Pat Patterson (Philadelphia Stars), Josh Gibson (Homestead Grays), Wild Bill Wright (Baltimore Elite Giants), Roy Partlow (Homestead Grays).
Kneeling, L-R: Bill Byrd (Baltimore Elite Giants), Leon Day (Newark Eagles), Bill Holland (New York Black Giants), Cando Lopez (New York Cubans), Homer "Goose" Curry (New York Black Yankees), Red Parnell (Philadelphia Stars).
1916 Chicago White Sox & Friends Panoramic
98 Years Ago Today - Comiskey Park, Chicago - August 9, 1916
I thought it was time to revisit and re-edit an oldie for today, seeing as it's the 98th anniversary of the photo, from Post #59 April 2008, the 1916 Chicgao White Sox posing with, "Delegates to the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association enjoying the National game at the Comiskey Park, Chicago, Ill., Wednesday, August Ninth, Nineteen Hundred and Sixteen"
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1932 Vancouver Old Timers Baseball Team
82 Yrs Ago Today - Vancouver B.C. - August 11, 1932
1904 Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Giants Panoramic
110 Years Ago Today - Polo Grounds, N.Y. - August 13, 1904
"Polo Grounds, New York, New York - Cincinnati, National League Ball Game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 1904, Attendance 24,625"
For its 110 anniversary, I decided to revisit and edit/colorize this classic panoramic from the LOC archives, you can see the original here: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007663699/. By the way, the Reds were victorious on this Saturday afternoon in New York, 2-1. Enjoy! ~B
1904 Boston Americans vs. Chicago White Sox Panoramic
110 Years Ago Today - South Side Park, Chicago - August 14, 1904
"American League Park, Chicago, Boston and Chicago, Aug. 14, 1904, Attandance 30,198"
For its 110 anniversary, here's another total re-edit of a classic panoramic from the LOC (original here: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007663978/). The Boston Americans (name changed to "Red Sox" in 1908) won that day, 5-2. There's a colorization of this one on-deck and coming soon. Cheers! ~B
That's an interesting defensive shift in the 1904 Boston/Chicago photo in post #2183. The bases are loaded, and the outfielders are very shallow, which was normal in the deadball era, but it appears to me that the left fielder is in the lower center of the picture, and the center fielder is directly behind the shortstop, just a few strides onto the grass. The right fielder, I assume, is directly behind second base, at the edge of the grass. The first baseman is not holding the runner at first; instead, he is at the edge of the grass near the right field line. Around the base paths, the runner at first is talking to a coach, the second baseman is at the edge of the infield grass, the runner at second is just a few steps off the bag, the shortstop and third baseman are essentially in the base path, and the runner at third is standing on the base. This looks like it is the bottom-of-the-ninth, less-than-two-outs, with the score tied, and yet this must be the top of the inning, when Boston scored three runs on three singles, a double, and a sacrifice hit, according to Sporting Life. Chicago was scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
The Boston player on first base has a glove on and looks like Candy LaChance.
There are 10 White Sox players on the field and the Boston player on third looks like he has a glove on his right hand. Maybe some practice with both teams before the game?
1914 Boston Red Sox Team Panoramic
100 Yrs Ago Today - Fenway Park, Boston - August 19, 1914
Celebrating Connie Mack Day At Yankee Stadium
65 Yrs Ago Today - August 21, 1949
~ Wire Tag: "Introducing Baseball's Elder Statesman - Connie Mack, tall, thin, kindly manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, emerges from the dugout to be introduced to crowd of 65,000 gathered in Yankee Stadium, New York, Aug. 21, as he is honored for his "Long and Meritorious Service To Baseball." Behind him are stars of the Athletics of years ago and members of the present-day team. Ceremony preceded game between the Yankees and Athletics."
1936 Negro League East-West All-Star Game
78 Yrs Ago Today - Comiskey Park, Chicago - August 23, 1936
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