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The Brooklyn Superbas of Washington Park (1898-1912)

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  • 1911 Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn Players No. 13 - Jake Daubert - First Base

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    • 1911 Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn Players No. 14 - Nap Rucker - Pitcher

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      • 1911 Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn Players No. 15 - John Hummel - Second Base

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        • 1911 Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn Players No. 16 - George Bell - Pitcher

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          • 1911 Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn Players No. 17 - Cy Barger - Pitcher

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            • 1911 Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn Players No. 18 - Zack Wheat - Left Field

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              • 1904 Three New Members of Brooklyn's Pitching Staff
                Bull Durham (left), Fred Mitchell (center), and Doc Scanlan (right)

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                Last edited by RUKen; 02-13-2018, 06:09 AM.


                • 1904 (Oscar) Jones and (Bill) Bergen, the Brooklyn Team's Star Battery

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                  • April 12, 1904

                    Snapshot of the Brooklyn Team taken at Washington Park

                    Standing (L-R): Grant Thatcher (P), Ed Poole (P), Emil Batch (3B), Fred Jacklitsch (1B/2B/C), Charley Babb (SS), Bill Bergen (C), Deacon Van Buren (Substitute Batter), Charlie Loudenschlager (2B), Jack Doscher (P), Harry Lumley (RF), Bill Reidy (P/2B), Sammy Strang (2B).
                    Kneeling/Sitting (L-R): Jack Cronin (P), Mike McCormack (3B), Jack Doyle (1B), Lew Ritter (C), Jimmy Sheckard (LF), Oscar Jones (P), John Dobbs (CF), Dutch Jordan (2B).

                    1904 April 12 team.jpg


                    • 1911 LF Zack Wheat
                      Charles Conlon photo available now at Hunt Auctions

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                      • 1910 Mgr. Bill Dahlen and Catcher Bill Bergen
                        This Paul Thompson photo is currently available at Hunt Auctions.

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                        • 1905 2B Red Owens
                          Carl Horner portrait

                          1905 2B Red Owens.jpg

                          This photo is currently available at RMY Auctions.


                          • March, 1910 - Spring Training at Hot Springs, Arkansas

                            Featured players are the following:
                            Elmer Knetzer (Knitzer in the caption), Pitcher: First appeared with Brooklyn in 1909; continued with the team through 1912.
                            Leopold Theodore "Paul" Sentelle (spelled Sentell in, Infielder: He had played for the Phillies in 1906 and 1907. Sentelle did not make the Brooklyn team in 1910, and did not play in the major leagues after 1907. A family website claims that he was the son of a woman who had been born a slave; if true, he surreptiously broke the color line in organized baseball.
                            Frank Schneiberg, Pitcher: He made the team in 1910 and appeared in his only major league game on June 8th, 1910, in relief of Nap Rucker. He allowed 8 runs (7 earned) on 5 hits and 4 walks in one inning of a 13-2 loss to Cincinnati in Brooklyn.
                            Little Johnny King, Catcher: He was a Brooklyn semi-professional player who was invited to try out with the Superbas in 1910. Newspaper accounts frequently mentioned his small stature. He played infield as well as catcher in the spring games, but did not make the team. Rather than play for the Tri-State League team in York, Pennsylvania, he chose to go back to Brooklyn and continue as a semi-professional.
                            Ross Emil "Tex" Erwin, Catcher: He had played a few games for Detroit in 1907. Erwin made the Brooklyn team in 1910 and stayed with them through 1914.
                            Frank "Rube" Dessau, Pitcher: He had pitched two games for Boston (NL) in 1907. Dessau pitched in 19 games for Brooklyn in 1910, his only other major league appearances.
                            George Schirm, Outfielder: He was a career minor leaguer who did not make the Brooklyn team in 1910. Most of his career was spent with Buffalo in the Eastern League, 1907-1912.

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                            Last edited by RUKen; 01-18-2019, 12:38 PM.


                            • Ed McGamwell, 1B (1905)
                              McGamwell appeared in four games for Brooklyn between April 14th and April 18th, 1905. He had four singles and a base on balls in 17 plate appearances, and two errors in the field in 41 chances. He never again appeared in a major league game, but he continued in the minor leagues through 1913.

                              1905 Ed McGamwell 1905.jpg


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