[Shoeless Joe Jackson, posing as catcher, Chicago AL (baseball)] (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1919

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

[Shoeless Joe Jackson, posing as catcher, Chicago AL (baseball)]


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Jackson.
Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.25393

Call Number: LC-B2- 4351-4


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    aware health

    • 07/Nov/2015 23:01:14

    Not that it's probably needed, but: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoeless_Joe_Jackson 1919 was the season of the scandal.

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    • 08/Nov/2015 17:49:39

    Picture is dated 10-1-17, when Sox were at the Polo Grounds to play Yankees. www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA191710010.shtml Sox Uniform matches 1917 road uniform. exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/unif... Striped road uniform not used in 1919. Comiskey had a concrete dugout, but with sharply sloped roof, unlike the Polo Grounds dugout. LOC: I think Pictorial History Committee should re-examine this and the surrounding photos, and check if this one should be redated to 1917.

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    aware health

    • 10/Nov/2015 15:25:58

    I took the caption's word for it, but this article backs up Art Siegel: haulsofshame.com/blog/?p=798

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    Greg (LOC P&P)

    • 16/Nov/2015 19:41:31

    Thanks Art Siegel! We've also consulted with the Society for American Baseball Research, so we can correct the date for this and about 20 other items. Well done!

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    • 28/Nov/2015 01:41:02

    Interesting that Jackson is photographed wearing a catcher's mitt considering that Jackson played almost exclusively in the outfield throughout his Major League career (spare for the 30 games he played at First Base for the Cleveland Indians in 1915) . www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jacksjo01.shtml

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    • 28/Nov/2015 03:24:38

    I'm sure there's a story behind this somewhere.