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  • JACKIE42
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    The Early Days.



    National League Baseball's season opening game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati on April 14, 1910.

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    1905 Portrait of Al Bridwell, 3B/OF
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    1916-1918 Mgr. Christy Mathewson and 1B Hal Chase
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    1911 Shortstop Jimmy Esmond

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    1909 Catcher Tom Clarke

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    1909 or 1910 RF Mike Mitchell

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    1907 Cincinnati Team Composite by Carl Horner

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    1903 Catcher Emil Haberer

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    Emil Haberer worked in his family's Cincinnati carriage manufacturing plant and was a semi-professional catcher in 1901 when the Reds signed him to be what would today be called a bullpen catcher to warm up Amos Rusie, who was attempting a comeback after missing two seasons following a serious arm injury. Rusie's comeback failed, but the Reds then suffered some injuries in their infield and signed Haberer to play first and third base while their regulars recovered. He appeared in three games at third base and two at first base, and was 3-for-18 at the plate with a triple during the Reds' homestand. Haberer then went back to the factory and semi-pro ball until August of 1903, when a foul ball injured the hand of Cincinnati catcher Bill Bergen. The Reds quickly re-signed Haberer to be the #2 catcher (behind Heinie Peitz). This time, he went on a road trip with the team that included games in Boston August 19th-21st, when photographer Carl Horner captured the image posted above of Haberer in his Cincinnati road uniform. Haberer appeared in four games as a catcher during this month, and was 1-for-13 at the plate. Afterwards, he again returned to the family business and semi-professional baseball. Within a few years the Haberer company had converted to manufacturing automobiles rather than carriages--the make was named CinO. In 1909, Haberer participated in two experimental night games played by local teams in Cincinnati, and in September of that year, the Reds called on him again when they needed a fill-in behind the plate. He was the Cincinnati catcher in four games, and batted 3-for-16 with a double. That was Haberer's last season in the major leagues; thereafter his focus was on the family business. (Information taken from Haberer's SABR biography.)

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    Palace of the Fans, 1907 game New York vs. Cincinnati
    The handwritten note refers to a game "this fall"; the Giants played a four game series in Cincinnati, September 20th-22nd, 1907.
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    1909 Catcher Tommy Clarke
    Clarke was a rookie in 1909, and remained with the Reds through the 1917 season.

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    1909 RF Mike Mitchell

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    1909-1911 Manager Clark Griffith

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    1919 Pitcher Roy Mitchell, Charles Conlon photo

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    1919 Catcher Nick Allen, Charles Conlon photo

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    1919 Utility Player Jimmy Smith, Charles Conlon photo

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