Is that Burleigh Grimes?
IS that Burleigh Grimes? Described on the back of the card as a “good looking group,” the 1912 Eau Claire BBC operated in a Wisconsin baseball hotbed. Hank Aaron played there decades later. There is one famous player on these Eau Claire Commissioners, but I am not sure he is in the photo. Burleigh Grimes was […]
Two Cuban Baseball Players – One Famous One Not
Two Cuban Baseball Players – One Famous One Not. One of Cuba’s most famous ballplayers, Armando Marsans, appears on the unusually designed postcard at left. Marsans had serious playing careers in Cuba and the US, and was later a successful manager at home. One not so famous, but just as well dressed, is José Quiviero who played […]
Sam Crawford Scoring
Sam Crawford scoring looks like a horse trying to slow down. He’s just crossed the plate, as Patsy Livingston is attempting to control the ball in the background. I don’t even care that the umpire is unnamed, because the scene is so perfectly recorded. The photographer was on the ground behind the plate, probably with one of […]