View Full Version : 1908 Panama Canal Baseball PC -- Clyde Engle?

05-13-2014, 09:51 AM
Forgot to put in a snipe on this one...




Pretty interesting history w/r/t baseball and sociology in the region during this period. My understanding is that the Culebra ball team (one of four teams formed for the entertainment of Panama Canal workers) was comprised of players from Georgia. The player on the PC, Engle, bears a striking resemblance to Clyde Engle, who was still in the minors at the time (1908). He had played for the Augusta Tourists in 1904 and 1905, so there is a connection there b/w Engle, Georgia, and Culebra.

Can anyone confirm whether (a) this is Clyde Engle based on facial comparison/recognition or (b) based on knowledge of Engle and his journey to the bigs?

05-13-2014, 10:05 AM
I had it on watch but have just bought too much lately.. I kind of thought the two guys with names of Yingling and Fleischmann were cool too. Reminded me of D381s!!