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  • 1908 Reading Pretzels Team
    1908 Pretzels Team Stats
    Click Here To See Full-Sized (1132 x 856)
    Here's a re-edit I just did for this photo (originally posted by Dto7).
    Cheers! ~B
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    • 1956 San Francisco Seals Old Timers Game
      Larger Size of the Photo
      Joe, Dom and Vince DiMaggio last three bottom row.

      1956 San Francisco Seals (Alumni);

      Top Row, L-R: Jim Tobin, Lou Veselioh, Eddie Mulligan, Jackie Warner, Brooks Holder, Bill Leonard.

      Middle Row, L-R: Bob Joyce, Steve Barath, Gus Suhr, Tom Seats, Manny Perez, Joe Sprinz, Willie Kamm, Ping Bodie, Walter Mails.

      Bottom Row, L-R: Johnny Kerr, Frank Kalin, Ted Jennings, Con Dempsey, Frankie Hawkins, Al Wright, Joe DiMaggio, Dom DiMaggio, Vince DiMaggio.
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      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-21-2011, 04:11 PM.

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      • 1909 Cincinnati Reds Team
        1909 Reds Team Stats
        Click Here To See Full-Sized (2500 x 1796)
        So here's a pic that I've been working on for a while now: a new and improved, very large scale version of the '09 Reds. You'll want to click on the link to see it larger for sure. There's quite a variety of uniforms, caps and sweaters to behold...including the player in the back row on the right with a "W" on his sweater. Next to him is a crudely cut/pasted (literally) Miller Huggins, but hey...they didn't exactly have Photoshop way back in 1909. Cheers! ~B

        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 Bill Burgess; 08-29-2011, 04:25 PM.
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        • 1910's Pittsburgh Pirates Team
          Click Here To See Full-Sized (1662 x 1054)
          I'm not sure of the exact year for this team portrait...anybody have a guess?

          1911 Pittsburgh Pirates; 85-69, .552, 3rd place, 14.5 g behind---BB Reference---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

          Top Row, L-R: Newt Hunter(1B), unidentified, Alex McCarthy? (SS), unidentified, Sherry Smith (P), unidentified, Howie Camnitz? (P), unidentified.

          2nd from Top, L-R: Elmer Steele (P), Vin Campbell? (OF), unidentified, Mike Simon (C), unidentified, unidentified, Dots Miller (2B), Max Carey (OF), unidentified, unidentified, Claude Hendrix (P).

          2nd from Bottom Row, L-R: unidentified (Trainer), unidentified, Deacon Phillippe (P), Fred Clarke (LF/Mgr.), Tommy Leach (OF), Honus Wagner (SS), Bill McKechnie (UT), Babe Adams (P), Chief Wilson (RF).

          Bottom Row, L-R: unidentified, unidentified, Kirby White (P), unidentified, Lefty Leifield (P), unidentified, George Gibson (P).
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-22-2011, 09:06 AM.
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          • Bill has the same picture pose minus the hats as the 1911 Pirates, in his Pittsburgh Pirates photo thread.

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            • Originally posted by Dto7 View Post
              Bill has the same picture pose minus the hats as the 1911 Pirates, in his Pittsburgh Pirates photo thread.
              Awesome! I love alternate photos from the same session...cool.
              As far as the dating is concerned, I'll take a guess that it might actually be spring training for the 1908 or 1910 season (judging from the caps/uniforms). See here: 1903-1918 Pirates Uniforms
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              • Looking at the list of uniforms it can't be earlier than 1910 and Claude Hendrix who is in the photo didn't pitch for the Pirates until 1911.
                But still a great photo, BSmile.

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                • Originally posted by Dto7 View Post
                  Looking at the list of uniforms it can't be earlier than 1910 and Claude Hendrix who is in the photo didn't pitch for the Pirates until 1911.
                  But still a great photo, BSmile.
                  It must be a spring training photo...they're always so hard to date because of the uniform variations, so it could be 1911.
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                  • 1911 Pittsburgh Pirates; 85-69, .552, 3rd place, 14.5 g behind---BB Reference---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).

                    Top Row, L-R: Newt Hunter(1B), unidentified, Alex McCarthy? (SS), unidentified, Sherry Smith (P), unidentified, Howie Camnitz? (P), unidentified.

                    2nd from Top, L-R: Elmer Steele (P), Vin Campbell? (OF), unidentified, Mike Simon (C), unidentified, unidentified, Dots Miller (2B), Max Carey (OF), unidentified, unidentified, Claude Hendrix (P).

                    2nd from Bottom Row, L-R: unidentified (Trainer), unidentified, Deacon Phillippe (P), Fred Clarke (LF/Mgr.), Tommy Leach (OF), Honus Wagner (SS), Bill McKechnie (UT), Babe Adams (P), Chief Wilson (RF).

                    Bottom Row, L-R: unidentified, unidentified, Kirby White (P), unidentified, Lefty Leifield (P), unidentified, George Gibson (P).
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                    • 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates Team
                      1909 Pirates Team Stats
                      Click Here To See Full-Sized (1654 x 1058)
                      And then there's this one. Hmph. What year do we think this one is?
                      (edit 8/23) So it looks like 1909 is the magic number for this team portrait.

                      Dto7 comes through again and solves the mystery!

                      Our great BF sleuth found a copy of this picture from the Pittsbugh Dispatch, dated April 17, 1910, taken at Spring training in Hot Springs, Ark.The names were barely decypherable, but I was able to get most of them. Thanks Don!

                      1909 Pittsburgh Pirates; 110-42, .724, 6.5 g ahead, (WS: W 4-3 over Tigers)---BB-Reference---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL), Bill Burgess and Dto7.

                      Top Row, L-R: Bert Humphries (P), Bud Sharp (1B/RF), Sam Frock (P), Vin Campbell (OF), Chick Brandom (P), Bill Powell (P), John Flynn (1B), Gene Moore (P), Nick Maddox (P), Bridges?, Harry Camnitz (P), "Dots" Miller (UT).

                      Middle Row, L-R: Tommy Leach (CF), Paddy O'Connor (C/UT), Lefty Leifield (P), Sam Leever (P), Deacon Phillippe (P), Barney Dreyfuss (Owner), Chief Wilson (RF), Ed Abbaticchio (SS), Bobby Bryne (3B/2B), Honus Wagner (SS).

                      Bottom Row, L-R; Ralph Cutting (P), Stan Gray (1B), Bill McKechnie (2B), Mike Simon (C), Ham Hyatt (1B), Babe Adams (P), Fred Clarke (Mgr./LF), Lefty Webb (P), Howie Camnitz (P), George Gibson (C).
                      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-01-2011, 11:05 AM.
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                      • I say 1909

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                        • I also say 1909.

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                          • OK...
                            If Bill also concurs with 1909, then I'd say it must be the '09 team.
                            What say you Bill?
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                            • Bill concurs with whatever GaryL says it is.

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                              • Originally posted by Bill Burgess View Post
                                Bill concurs with whatever GaryL says it is.
                                Alrighty then....1909 it is!
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