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  • 1926 Boston Red Sox Team
    1926 Red Sox Team Stats
    Well, it would be another last place finish for the ‘26 Red Sox. In fact, they would finish every season from 1919-1933 below .500, mostly due to them selling off every good player from the organization, starting with Babe Ruth after the ‘19 season.

    1928 Boston Red Sox; 46-107, .301, 8th Place, 44.5 games behind,---BB-Reference---Photo taken August 4, 1926 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA.

    Top Row, L-R: Neubaur, Red Ruffing (P), Tom Jenkins (OF), Roy Carlyle (OF), Howard Ehmke (P), Boob Fowler (3B), Tony Welzer (P), Fred Haney (3B), Jack Rothrock (SS), Jack Ryan (coach), Paul Zahniser (P).

    Middle Row, L-R: Emmet McCann (IF), Lefty Leifield (coach), John Bischoff (C), Sam Langford (OF), Al Stokes (C), Bill Moore (C), Dud Lee (SS), Alex Gaston (C), Hale, Joe Kiefer (P), Bill Dietrick (SS), Bob Coleman (coach), Phil Todt (1B).

    Bottom Row, L-R: Buster Ross (P), Ira Flagstead (OF), Fred Bratschi (OF), Ted Wingfield (P), Lee Fohl (Mgr.), Hal Wiltse (P), Mike Herrera (IF), Sy Rosenthal (OF), Chappie Geygan (3B), Hebert Cook (3B), Jack Russell (P), Rudy Sommers (P).
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-20-2012, 10:50 AM.
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    • 1933 Washington Senators Team
      1933 Senators Team Stats

      1933 Washington Senators; 99-53, .651, 7 g ahead,---BB-Reference

      Top Row, L-R: Luke Sewell (C), Moe Berg (C), Earl Whitehill (P), Ray Prim (P), Fred Schulte (OF), Heinie Manush (OF), Alex McColl (P), Ossie Bluege (3B), Joe Kuhel (1B), Alum Grodary, Bob Boken (IF).

      Middle Row, L-R: Jack Russell (P), Al 'Tommy' Thomas (P), Ed Chapman (P), Cecil Travis (3B), Bobby Burke (P), John Kerr (2B), Monte Weaver (P), Buddy Myer (2B).

      Bottom Row, L-R: Sam Rice (OF), Walter 'Lefty' Stewart (P), Leon 'Goose' Goslin (OF), Al Schacht (coach), Clark Griffith (owner/President), Joe Cronin (SS/Mgr.), Dave Harris (OF), Cliff Bolton (UT), Nick Altrock (coach),
      Sitting on Ground in front: unidentified, (batboy)
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      • 1935 Chicago Cubs Team
        1935 Cubs Team Stats
        Here's a new variation and edit of the '35 Cubs with their rare alt-unis (only worn in '35-'36). Here's the version I sent to Uni Watch a long time ago: National League Pennant Winners 1935, you can see how the pose is slightly different. Cheers! ~B

        1935 Chicago Cubs; 100-54, .649, 4 g ahead, (WS: L 4-2 to Tigers)---BB-Reference

        Top Row, L-R: Ken O'Dea (C), Phil Cavarretta (1B), Chuck Klein (OF), Charlie Root (P), Freddie Lindstrom (UT), Fabian Kowalik (P), Roy Henshaw (P), Clyde Shoun (P).

        Middle Row, L-R: Dr. John C. Davis (team physician), Roy Johnson (coach), Tuck Stainback (OF), Billy Jurges (SS), Tex Carleton (P), Larry French (P), Bill Lee (P), Walter Stephenson (C), Hugh Casey (P), Andy Lotshaw (trainer).

        Bottom Row, L-R: Bob Lewis (Traveling Secretary), Billy Herman (2B), Augie Galan (OF), Red Corriden (coach), Gabby Hartnett (C), Charlie Grimm (1B/Mgr.), Woody English (IF), Stan Hack (3B), Leon Warneke (P), Frank Demaree (OF).
        Sitting in front on ground: Gilly Hasebrook (batboy).
        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-27-2012, 01:54 PM.
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        • 1935 Chicago Cubs Team - Animated
          I couldn't resist making an animated gif using those two pics of the '35 Cubbies, enjoy!
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          • 1936 Cleveland Indians Team
            1936 Indians Team Stats

            1936 Cleveland Indians; 80-74, .519, 5th Place, 22.5 g behind,---BB-Reference---Player identifications provided by Gary Livacari (GaryL).

            Top Row, L-R: Mel Harder (P), Hal Trosky (1B), Wes Hudlin (P), George Uhle (P), Oral Hildebrand (P), George Blaeholder (P), Al Milnar (P), Joe Vosmik (LF).

            Middle Row, L-R: Wally Schang (Coach), Booze Berger (UT), Frankie Pytlak (C), Jeff Heath (LF), Bob Feller (P), Joe Becker (C), Odell Hale (2B/3B), Roy Hughes? (2B), Bill Zuber? (P), Thornton Lee (P), Johnny Allen (P), Bruce Campbell (RF).

            Bottom Row, L-R: Roy Weatherly (CF), Billy Sullivan (C/1B/3B), Milt Galatzer (RF), Steve O'Neill (Mgr.), Greek George? (C), Jim Gleeson (OF), Earl Averill (CF), Denny Galehouse (P), Trainer.
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              • 1939 Hollywood Stars Team
                1939 Stars Team Stats

                1939 Hollywood Stars; (Major Leaguers highlighted in bold)---Player identifications provided by Gary Livicari (GaryL).

                Top Row, L-R: George Puccinelli (RF), Bob Muncrief (P), Wayne Osborne (P) , Paul Smith (P), , Bill Norman (CF), Cliff Daper (C), Tim Marble (IF).

                Middle Row, L-R: Johnny Miljus (P), Babe Herman (OF), Harl Maggert (UT), Spence Harris (OF), Wade "Red" Killifer (Mgr.), Ernie Orsatti (OF/1B), Jim Tyack (OF), Johnny Bittner (P), Lou Tost (P).

                Front Row: George Darrow (P), Charley Moncrief (P), Rugger Ardizoia (P), Bill Cissell (UT), Wayne Anderson (Batboy), Bernie "Frenchy" Uhalt (OF), [B]Bill Brenzel (C), Joe Hoover (SS), Bill Flemming (P).
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                • #1669, you listed Del Baker as manager, front row, fourth from the left. The manager listed should be Steve O'Neill. Baker was with the Detroit Tigers as a coach to manager, Mickey Cochrane.

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                  • Originally posted by Melottfan View Post
                    #1669, you listed Del Baker as manager, front row, fourth from the left. The manager listed should be Steve O'Neill. Baker was with the Detroit Tigers as a coach to manager, Mickey Cochrane.
                    It's now corrected, thanks!
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                    • 1945 Indianapolis Indians Team
                      1945 Indians Team Stats
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                        • 1944 Toledo Mud Hens Team
                          1944 Mud Hens Team Stats
                          There's several past/future major league players here, but nobody of particular note besides future '69 Seattle Pilots manager Joe Schultz of “Ball Four” fame (back row, 3rd from right). "Now pound that Budweiser into you and go get 'em tomorrow!"

                          1944 Toledo Mud Hens; 95-58, .621, 2nd Place, 7 g behind,---BB-Reference

                          Top Row, L-R: Bob Wren (2B/3B), William Sullivan (P), Walter Brown (P), Ox Miller (P), Bill Seinsoth (P), Ed Ignasiak (1B), John Whitehead (P), Joe Schultz (C), Babe Martin (C/OF), Bob Boken (1B/3B/OF).

                          Middle Row, L-R: Al LaMacchia (P), Earl Jones (P), Sylvester Goedde (P), Marquardt (Mgr.), Bill Burgo (OF), Cliff Fannin (P), Fred Reinhart (OF), Harry Kimberlin (P).

                          Bottom Row, L-R: Don Smith (OF), George Corona (P/OF), Andy Perna (trainer), Rusty Gilliland (mascot), Dick Kimble (SS), Len Schulte (2B/3B/SS).
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                          • 1888 Louisville Colonels Team
                            1888 Colonels Team Stats
                            For the purpose of ID's, you can check out this much smaller version of the photo with names: 1888 Colonels (small)
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                            • These photos continue to be of great interest; thanks for them.

                              One question: why is it that in such a high percentage of the time, major league teams had their pictures taken wearing their road uniforms?

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                              • Originally posted by Joe Barrie View Post
                                These photos continue to be of great interest; thanks for them.
                                One question: why is it that in such a high percentage of the time, major league teams had their pictures taken wearing their road uniforms?
                                You're welcome!
                                As for the road uniforms for the team pictures, it probably has to do with where the team was when the photo was taken.
                                It seems like a lot of old baseball photos were taken in New York ballparks. You can see evidence of that quite a bit in the 1950's-70's Topps baseball cards, most of the pictures were taken in Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds/Shea.
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