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07-03-2007, 12:07 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan Elefson</b><p>Hi-<br /> I had a good flea market day yesterday as I picked up a few sports and nonsports items for pretty good deals (at least in my opinion). One of the pieces I found is this press photo (or wire photo, I never know the difference) of a baseball play at the plate. I know this is a long shot, but can anyone provide any details of the photo (e.g. level of play, era, etc.)? My guess was a high school game in the 1930s-1940s, but if someone knows the field, teams, etc, that would be greatly appreciated.<br /> Related to this question, I was wondering if folks here would mind a photo identification thread (you can use this one if desired) where we could post our baseball photos and see if any one can provide additional information. Beyond this photo (which I know is nothing special) I also picked up another smaller photo and a late 1800s photo with equipment that I will try to share over the next few days. This is just a thought to increase traffic on this side of the board. <br /> Please see scans of the photo below (back and front). Thanks in advance for any information.<br />Alan Elefson<br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1183392412.JPG"> <br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1183392441.JPG">

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07-03-2007, 12:15 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Probably a college team in the Newark, NJ area.<br /><br />I have tons of photos that need player identification that shouldn't be too hard, but I just haven't had the time to research all of them. Here's a few.<br /><br />George Pipgras is at left in this photo - who are the other two guys?<br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Vintage%20Baseball%20Snapshots/pipgras1.jpg"><br /><br />How about this old Philadelphia Athletic player? Some clues are the uniform is circa 1913 and he's a pitcher (toe plate on the shoe).<br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Vintage%20Baseball%20Snapshots/1914Athletic.jpg"><br /><br />Who are these guys? <br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Vintage%20Baseball%20Snapshots/whitesoxunk-1.jpg"><br /><br />How about this guy?<br /><img src="http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/nudan92/Vintage%20Baseball%20Snapshots/0a1.jpg"><br /><br />I literally have hundreds of photos that need identification......

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07-03-2007, 12:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>This a news photo, not a wire photo. The difference between the two is very simple, and have been posted in recent threads.<br /><br />Edited to say, this refers to the initial photo. <br /><br />The subsequent photos all appear to be news photos also, not wires.

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07-03-2007, 12:39 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan Elefson</b><p>Here is another one I found yesterday. I know nothing about it (most likely it is an amateur player) but figured it is worth a shot posting it. I hope this thread will lead to at least one identification!<br />Alan<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1183394362.JPG">

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07-03-2007, 12:49 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>The two Sox players, I have seen many times. When I get back later today, I will try and help you out here. I know I have seen them before.

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07-03-2007, 12:49 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Alan, that last photo you posted will probably never been ID'd without provenance...it's most likely a company team playing in the Western united states. You can rule out professional because it's not likely a professional team would be playing ball without a ballpark..probably not a college or town team for the same reason. You might see military teams playing in that type of setting, but the uniform doesn't look military to me. Could also be a Civilian Conservation Corps team - looks like it could be 1930s and the setting is right.

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07-03-2007, 03:05 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>The top one could be a high school game, as the local newspaper covered all local sports. I have some Chicago Tribune photos of high school football games. Though the newspapers would also cover local college games (The Tribune liked Notre Dame, Northwester and Illinois).

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07-03-2007, 03:08 PM
Posted By: <b>Jimmy Leiderman</b><p>Seton Hall?<br />Rutgers? Newark campus est. in '46 (formerly known as the University of Newark est. 1935)<br /><br />Here's my 19th century Seton Hall contribution<br /><br /><img src="http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb32/baseballscans1/seton-hall.jpg"><br /><br /><br />

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07-03-2007, 03:21 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan Elefson</b><p>Thank you very much for everyone's responses so far! Dan, your pictures are incredible! I wish I could help more with ids but hopefully someone can chime in. I appreciate that the single photo I posted will most likely never be identified, but I always figure it is worth a shot. The last photo posted in this thread also looks incredible. I might create a seperate thread for 19th century baseball photos (usually ids will not be possible, but ideas on years, etc would be most helpful) as I picked up one cheaply this weekend.<br />Thanks again,<br />Alan Elefson