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Old 06-12-2019, 05:26 AM
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A friend of mine got found this in a pile of stuff and thought it was a picture of a local baseball team. I saw it and immediately saw it was not local as it had Andrews Field on it. My first thought was maybe 1940's - 50's Andrews Air Force Base. Can anyone shed any light on this one? Thanks. Jim
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:56 AM
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Though I am far from an expert the uni's look to be 1940s - 1950s. It could be a team made up of civilians working on base? Good luck in the quest.
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I can find there was a place called Andrews Field in Chattanooga between 1911 and 1929. It is mentioned in this article, although all of the pictures are for Engel Stadium.
https://deadballbaseball.com/?p=6442

I find a RPPC showing the Andrews Field in Chattanooga:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...eld-1865579416

Not saying anything about connecting this field with the picture, just that there is something in Tennessee that had the same name.

I can find there is/was an Andrews Field in Fort Smith Arkansas:
http://andrewsfield.blogspot.com/

I did find a mention of a basketball team called Andrews Field Rockets near Hagerstown MD.

Nothing more than that, maybe it gives someone a lead, who knows.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:33 PM
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I feel that it is most likely a team from Andrews (Air Force Base) in Maryland. That is due to the short hair cuts, and the man in uniform at the back-left. Also, the building behind them is the right style for a military base, and the water tower also fits in.

If the picture was before Sep 1947, then Andrews was an Army Air Force field, as the Air Force did not exist as a separate service until Sep 18, 1947. Also, if it is Andrews (AFB), the picture was taken after 7 Feb 1945, as that is the day it was named after Lt Gen Frank Andrews. Before that date, it was named "Springs Army Air Base.

I really doubt it has any relation to "Andrews Field" in Chattanooga or anywere else, as I've never heard of a baseball team being named after their home field/stadium/park.

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Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and comments. My thought that it might be Andrews Air Force Base was also because of the Army Uniformed person on the left and the look of the background. It very well be a civilian team playing for the base and would have to after 7 February 1945. The mystery continues and i really do appreciate all the comments. I am sure someone on this board will have an answer for us.

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I agree with Steve that this is a team from Andrews Field in Maryland between 1945 and 1947. The uniforms match the era, the name only existed for a couple years, and there's a Kingsport nearby.
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I agree with Steve that this is a team from Andrews Field in Maryland between 1945 and 1947. The uniforms match the era, the name only existed for a couple years, and there's a Kingsport nearby.
Chris - thanks. I would be interested in knowing where the nearby Kingsport is. I am a transplant here but have been told this is the only Kingsport in the U.S.
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It's also a neighborhood in Annapolis, MD.
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It's also a neighborhood in Annapolis, MD.
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Thanks. I figured it had to be a local neighborhood.
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