[Nick Altrock & Al Schacht (baseball)] (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1923

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[Nick Altrock & Al Schacht (baseball)]


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

Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Altrock & Schacht, 10/5/22.
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.

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

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

General information about the George Grantham 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.35039

Call Number: LC-B2- 5846-7


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    • 16/Sep/2020 18:34:28

    Nick Altrock & Al Schacht had a baseball comedy act that they put on to warm up the Polo Grounds crowd before Game 2 of the 1922 World Series, on October 5, 1922: "Play-by-Play Account of Yankees-Giants Tie Contest By Joseph Val Nick Altrock and AI Schacht, world's series comedians extraordinary, held the center of the stage at the Polo Grounds yesterday throughout the early afternoon and up to the very minute when play began. In fact, the comedians outdid themselves to such an extent that the voice of the an- nouncer could hardly be heard when the batteries were made known. Altrock and Schacht carried the house with their final act, a slow-mo- tion pitching and batting feature, which was absolutely the best trick in their repertoire. The fans simply roared in glee, and depended on their eyesight, or the scoreboard, to dis- cover that Bob Shawkey was the Yan- kees' pitching selection and Jess Barnes was to toss them up for the Giants." New York Tribune, October 06, 1922 chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1922-10-06/ed-...

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    • 16/Sep/2020 18:36:37

    An interesting article about Al Schacht and the comedy duo: sabr.org/bioproj/person/al-schacht/

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    • 16/Sep/2020 18:42:52

    LOC, the photo seems properly dated based on the caption card in the Notes above, but misdated as 1923 above that. Please check with the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research.

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    Melissa (LOC P&P)

    • 05/Nov/2020 21:01:28

    Thanks for the details and correction, https://www.flickr.com/photos/artolog .

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    • 17/Nov/2020 22:40:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/melissa_loc You're welcome. I see that it is still identified above as 1923, thoug

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    • 01/Oct/2022 09:57:48

    Apparently they put on an act before many games. See [Nick Altrock & Al Schacht, Washington AL (baseball)] (LOC) and [Babe Ruth, New York AL, John McGraw, Nick Altrock and Al Schact, Washington AL, 10/10/1923 (baseball)] (LOC)