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Joe Hunter
11-30-2013, 01:38 PM
Picked up this Berra and I think Mantle photo and was trying to determine the year it was taken. It has to be before 1958 based on the United Press Association stamp on the reverse. It looks like the runner is a very young Mantle to me. Any thoughts?

Dto7
11-30-2013, 01:48 PM
Nice Photo..Sherm Lollar of the White Sox is the catcher.

howard38
11-30-2013, 03:37 PM
What is Yogi doing there? Is he allowed to get that close if he's on deck?

yanks12025
11-30-2013, 03:56 PM
I'm guessing he ran up to grab the bat so the runner doesn't trip on it.

thecatspajamas
11-30-2013, 04:46 PM
Yee / Fogel's book has that stamp style as circa 1955 to 1957.

Frozen in Time
12-01-2013, 12:22 PM
Picked up this Berra and I think Mantle photo and was trying to determine the year it was taken. It has to be before 1958 based on the United Press Association stamp on the reverse. It looks like the runner is a very young Mantle to me. Any thoughts?

Hi Joe,

The photo is from 1953 and shows the Mick completing an inside the park HR. It is a Type I.

Hope this helps.

Craig

CW
12-01-2013, 01:29 PM
Wow, great info there, Craig. I'd say that helped! :D

Nice photo, Joe!

Kawika
12-01-2013, 02:33 PM
Did a cursory search and came up with a Mantle inside-the-park HR with two on in the third inning in a game against the White Sox on August 7, 1953. Berra on-deck proceeded to hit one over the fence. Pitcher was thirty-year old "rookie" Connie Johnson who had been a standout in the Negro Leagues since the age of 17.

http://photos.imageevent.com/kawika_o_ka_pakipika/sportscardsetc/mischidden/miscellany2/84417657.pdf

Joe Hunter
12-01-2013, 02:35 PM
Craig and others: Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it. It was just a lucky find.