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  • mschrader,
    I sent you a private message about that 1912 NY Giants pic.

    Anyways....since there were a few great posts about sweaters, here's a great pic of Walter Johnson in a pretty nifty sweater - 1920's. I'll leave it at that...I don't want my thread to turn into a sweater thread (although it would make a good one on its own). Cheers! ~B
    Last edited by BSmile; 01-22-2009, 11:45 AM.
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    • 1912 Pittsburgh Pirates Team
      Taken on March 22, 1912 - Hot Springs, Arkansas (Spring Training)
      (more great sweaters btw...but it is a team pano too)

      1912 Pittsburgh Pirates; 93-58, .616, 2nd Place, 10 g behind ---BB Ref---Spring training, Hot Springs, Ark., March 22, 1912.---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).[/B]
      Best I could do with this one,'s a tough one, as is '11. Again, I'm wondering is a lot of these guys were minor leaguers invited to Spring camp.

      Top, L-R: unidentified, unidentified, Ed Mensor? (OF), unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Bill McKechnie (IF), unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Hank Robinson? (P), George Gibson (C), unidentified, unidentified.

      Middle L-R: Tommy Leach (3B), Max Carey (LF), Alex McCarthy (2B), Bobby Byrne (3B), Babe Adams (P), Fred Clarke (Mgr.), Barney Dreyfuss (Owner), Sam Watters (Vice President/Treasurer), Honus Wagner (SS), Marty O'Toole (P), Claude Hendrix (P), Mike Simon (C).

      Front, L-R: Chief Wilson (CF), Dots Miller (1B), Wally Rehg (OF), Ham Hyatt? (OF), Mike Donlin (RF), Jack Ferry (P), Jimmy Viox (IF), Solly Hofman (OF), unidentified, King Cole (P), unidentified.
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 07-20-2011, 12:22 AM.
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      • 1912 Boston Red Sox team

        March, 1912 - Hot Springs, Arkansas (Spring Training)

        The 1912 Pirates' Training photo reminded me of this one. It was done by the same photography studio. (Arlington Photo Studio)

        (The sweaters are unintentional, but still appreciated!)

        1912 Boston Red Sox; 105-47, .691, 14 g ahead, (WS 4-3-1 over the Giants)---BB Reference

        Top Row, L-R: Casey Hageman (P), Ray Collins (P), Bill Carrigan (P), Dutch Leonard (P), Hugh Bradley (1B), Clyde Engel (IF), Marty Krug (IF), Heinie Wagner (SS), Larry Gardner (3B), Hugh Bedient (P), Jack Bushelman (P), Boodman, Shinn, Joe Quirk (trainer).

        Bottom Row, L-R: Steve Yerkes (2B), Jack Lewis (IF), Duffy Lewis (LF), Larry Pape (P), Fred Anderson (P), Eddie Cicotte (P), Tris Speaker (CF), Jake Stahl (Mgr./1B), Hick Cady (C), Pinch Thomas (C), Joe Wood (P), Charlie Hall (P), Olaf Henricksen (RF), Buck O'Brien (P), Les Numamaker (C).
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        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-12-2013, 12:49 AM.


        • 1912 Brooklyn Dodgers - March, 1912
          Yup, another great pic from Hot Springs...and more great sweaters!

          1912 Brooklyn Dodgers; 58-95, .379, 7th Place, 46 g behind---BB Reference---Player Identifications provided courtesy of Mark Fimoff (bmarlowe).

          Uppermost top 3 unidentified.
          Top Row, L-R: Tex Erwin (C), Pat Ragan (P), Bill Davidson (CF), Willie Keeler, George Cutshaw (2B), Nap Rucker (P), Frank Allen (P), Jake Daubert (1B).

          Second from Top Row, L-R: Enos Kirkpatrick (3B), unidentified, Bob Coulson (OF), Bert Tooley (SS), Bill Schardt (P), Red Downs (2B), Hub Northen (OF), Jud Daley (OF).

          2nd from Bottom Row, L-R: Syl Breen, John Hummel (2B/RF/1B), Earl Yingling (P), Eddie Dent (P), Bob Higgins (C), Dolly Stark (SS), unidentified.

          Bottom Row, L-R: Eddie Stack (P), Red Smith (3B), Sandy Burk (P), Bill Dahlen (Mgr.), Ed Phelps (C), Otto Miller (C), Zack Wheat (LF), Herbie Moran (RF).

          Originally posted by GaryL
          Another great picture! I can't believe the quality of the photo and the clarity of the faces. Looks like the picture could have been taken today.

          Keep 'em coming...these pictures are great!
          As I said before...this may be the best collection of team pictures in existence!
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          • 1899 St. Louis Perfectos Team
            This is a pretty rare picture. The next year (1900), this team would become The St. Louis Cardinals. They were the Perfectos for one year.

            1899 St. Louis Perfectos; 84-67, .556, 5th Place (out of 12), 18.5 g behind---BB Ref---Player Identifications provided courtesy of Mark Fimoff (bmarlowe).

            Originally posted by bmarlowe
            1) Cy Young
            2) Cupid Childs
            3) --> Jake Stenzel
            4) Harry Blake
            5) correction: Albert Cowboy Jones
            6) Emmet Heidrick
            7) Ossee Schreckengost
            8) Patsy Tebeau
            9) Jesse Burkett
            10) Bobby Wallace
            11) Ed McKean
            12) Jack "Red" Powell
            13) George Cuppy
            14) --> Frank Bates
            15) Jack O'Connor
            16) Lou Criger
            17) Zeke Wilson
            18) Chief Zimmer
            Last edited by BSmile; 01-23-2011, 05:13 PM.
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            • 1915 Philadelphia Phillies Team

              "Keep 'em coming...these pictures are great!
              As I said before...this may be the best collection of team pictures in existence!"

              Thanks so much GaryL. You'll be delighted to know that there are many more pics to come. With that's the:

              1915 Philadelphia Phillies; 90-62, .592, 10 g ahead, (WS L 4-1 to Red Sox)---BB Reference---Player Identifications provided courtesy of Mark Fimoff (bmarlowe).

              Top Row, L-R: Beals Becker (LF), Stan Baumgartner (P), Al Demaree (P), Ben Tincup (P), Bill Killefer (C), Bert Adams (C), Eppa Rixey (P), Erskine Mayer (P), George McQuillan (G), Bud Weiser (CF), Joe Oeschger (P), Fred Luderus (1B).

              Middle Row, L-R: Possum Whitted (OF), Milt Stock (3B), George Chalmers (P), Pete Alexander (P), Pat Moran (Mgr.), Gavvy Cravath (RF), Bert Niehoff (2B), Dave Bancroft (SS), Dode Paskert (OF).

              Bottom Row, L-R: Bobby Byrne (3B), Ed Burns (C), Oscar 'OJ' Dugey (2B).
              Last edited by BSmile; 01-23-2011, 05:14 PM.
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              • 1896 Pittsburgh Pirates Team

                1896 Pittsburgh Pirates; 66-63, .512, 6th Place (out of 12), 24 g behind---BB Reference---Player Identifications provided courtesy of Mark Fimoff (bmarlowe).

                Top Row, L-R: Jake Stenzel (CF), Pink Hawley (P), Lou Bierbauer (2B), Patsy Donovan (RF), (George?) Balliett, Bill Merritt (C/utility), Frank Killen (P), Bones Ely (SS).

                Middle Row, L-R: Mike Smith, Jim Hughey (P), Connie Mack (Mgr./C/1B), Jake Beckley (1B), Denny Lyons (3B).

                Bottom Row, L-R: Charlie Hastings (P), Jot Goar (P), Joe Sugden (C), Brownie Foreman (P).

                Note that Balliet is the guy in the suit, but I don't think he was the mgr - Mack is listed as mgr. No MLB players with the name Balliet are listed for any year. A George Balliet, listed DOB 1882, did play in the minors. I guess this could be him - but if the DOB is correct, he would be very young
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                • 1909 Cincinnati Reds Team

                  1909 Cincinnati Reds; 77-76, .503, 4th Place, 33.5 g behind---BB Reference---Player Identifications provided courtesy of Mark Fimoff (bmarlowe).

                  Top Row, L-R: Billy Campbell (P), Ducky Pearce (C), Chick Autry (1B), Jack Rowan (P), Jean Dubuc (P), Dick Egan (2B), Rudy Hulswitt, Bob Ewing (P), Larry McClean (C), Tom Downey (SS), Art Fromme (P), unidentified, Ed Karger (P), Mike Mitchell (RF), Miller Huggins (2B/3B), Harry Gasnar (P).

                  Middle Row, L-R: Dode Paskert (OF), unidentified, Clark Griffith (Mgr.), Dick Hoblitzel (1B), unidentified, Mike Mowery (2B/3B), unidentified, Bob Bescher (LF).

                  Bottom Row, L-R: Rebel Oaks (CF), unidentified, Hans Lobert (3B), Frank Roth (C).
                  Last edited by BSmile; 01-23-2011, 05:16 PM.
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                  • 1913 Cincinnati Reds

                    Here's a Reds pic from a few years later.

                    1913 Cincinnati Reds; 64-89, .418, 7th Place, 37.5 g behind---BB Ref---Player Identifications provided courtesy of Mark Fimoff (bmarlowe).

                    Top Row, L-R: Unidentified, Armando Marsans (utility), Dick Hoblitzell (1B), Tommy Clarke (C), Eddie Grant (3B), Dick Egan (IF), Rube Benton (P), Unidentified, George Suggs (P), Beals Becker (OF).

                    Middle Row, L-R: Chief Johnson (P), Bob Bescher (LF), Ralph Works (P), Harry McIntyre (RP), Frank Harter (P), Unidentified, Unidentified, Art Fromme (P).

                    Bottom Row, L-R: Rafael Almeida (utility), Johnny Bates (CF/RF), Hank Severeid (C), Bert Niehoff (3B), Joe Tinker (SS), Mordecai Brown (P), Harry Chapman (C), Gene Packard (P), unidentified.
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                    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-03-2009, 05:14 PM.


                    • 1910 Cincinnati Reds Team

                      1910 Cincinnati Reds; 75-79, .487, 5th Place, 29 g behind---BB Reference
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                      • 1912 Philadelphia Phillies Team
                        Another team shot from the Hot Springs spring training collection.

                        1912 Philadelphia Phillies; 73-79, .480, 5th Place, 30.5 g behind---BB Reference
                        Pete Alexander (top, 2nd fr. R.)
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                        • 1929 Milwaukee Brewers Team Panoramic
                          While I don't really want to put minor league teams on this thread, this is a pretty sweet team panoramic. Plus...hey, it's from Hot Springs! Cheers! ~B

                          Originally posted by six4three
                          Darn shame. They're one of the historical teams I study.

                          Not panoramic, but I posted two of my (color!) photos of the team here.

                          Love that uniform - I had Ebbets Field Flannels make me a jersey a couple years ago.
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                          • 1941 Chicago Cubs Team
                            Yes...there's STILL lot's more to come. Cheers! ~B

                            1941 Chicago Cubs; 70-84, .455, 6th Place, 30 g behind---BB Reference
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                            • 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers Team

                              1952 Brooklyn Dodgers; 96-57, .627, 4.5 g ahead, (WS L 4-3 to Yankees)---BB Reference

                              Top Row, L-R: unidentified, Sandy Amaros (OF), Rube Walker (C), Joe Landrum (P), Bobby Morgan (3B), Tommy Holmes (P), Rocky Bridges (IF), Billy Loes (P), Duke Snider (CF), Dick Williams (OF), Ken Lehman (P), Ron Negray? (P), Steve Lembo (C), Ray Moore (P).

                              Middle Row, L-R: John Griffin (Clubhouse Custodian), Lee Scott (Traveling Secretary), unidentified, Gill Hodges (1B), unidentified, unidentified, Jackie Robinson (2B), Carl Erskine (P), Cal Abrams (OF), Chris Van Cuyk? (P), Preacher Roe? (P), Joe Black (P), Ralph Branca (P), Dr. Harold Wendler (Trainer), Rocky Nelson (IF).

                              Bottom Row, L-R: George Shuba (OF), Andy Pafko (LF), Pee Wee Reese (SS), Clem Labine (P), Cookie Lavagetto (Coach), Chuck Drressen (Mgr.), Jake Pitler(Coach), Billy Herman (Coach), Billy Cox (3B), Roy Campanella (C), Carl Furillo (RF).
                              Seated on ground: Charlie DiGiovanna (batboy).
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                              • 1929 Philadelphia Athletics Team
                                Now this is actually an upgrade from my post #12 (3/31/08).
                                I recently found this monster sized version of it which is almost twice as big. I'm sure you'll all enjoy this one. Cheers! ~B

                                1929 Philadelphia Athletics; 104-46, .693, 18 g ahead, (WS: W 4-1 over the Cubs)---BB Ref

                                L-R: Eddie Collins (coach), Kid Gleason (coach), Walter E. French (OF), Jimmie Dykes (3B), Jim Cronin (IF), Homer Suma (RF), Max Bishop (2B), Sammy Hale (3B), Bevo LeBourveau (OF) , Mickey Cochrane (C), Cy Perkins (C), Bill Breckinridge (P), Jimmy Foxx (1B), Connnie Mack (Mgr.), Bing Miller (RF), Al Simmons (LF), Eddie Rommell (P), Rube Walberg (P), Lefty Grove (P), Howard Ehmke (P), George Earnshaw (P), Jack Quinn (P), Mule Haas (CF), Bill Shores (P), George Burns (1B), Joe Boley (SS), Earle Mack (coach).
                                Front: Lawrence Moard? (mascot)
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