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  • Subject: photographs
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    • Adams, Charles (Babe) 1926

    • Charles 'Babe' Adams (1882-1968) played all but a few months of his 19 years in the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Known as an outstanding control pitcher, the right hander had a career average of 1.29 walks per nine innings pitched, ranking...
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    • All Americans, 1901

    • Caption on back: A team that played in California in the winter of 1901. Bradley, Lajoie, Waddell, Bernhard, Win Mercer, Wm Sullivan, Joe Cantillion, mgr, Fraser, Pickering, H. Davis, Barrett, Chas. Irwin. Conservation treatment, NEDCC, 2008.
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    • 1901
    • Athletics, 1901

    • Caption on back: Fultz, Geier, Bernhard, Powers (?), Carr, Ketcham, Fraser, McIntyre, L. Cross, Mack, Mgr, Lajoie, Seybold. Conservation treatment, NEDCC, 2008.
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    • 1901
    • Avila, Roberto 1957

    • Bobby Avila (1924-2004) played second base with four major league teams, most notably the Cleveland Indians in 1949-1958. The three-time all-star won the American League batting title in 1954 with a .341 average. For his career, Avila hit .281,...
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    • Baker, Frank 1918

    • Pictured here as a New York Yankee, third baseman Frank Baker (1886-1963) was the top slugger in baseball’s deadball era. He earned the moniker Home Run Baker because of two clutch home runs that helped win games two and three of the 1911 World...
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    • Baker, Frank 1918

    • Pictured here as a New York Yankee, third baseman Frank Baker (1886-1963) was the top slugger in baseball’s deadball era. He earned the moniker Home Run Baker because of two clutch home runs that helped win games two and three of the 1911 World...
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    • Baker, Frank 1918

    • Pictured here as a New York Yankee, third baseman Frank Baker (1886-1963) was the top slugger in baseball’s deadball era. He earned the moniker Home Run Baker because of two clutch home runs that helped win games two and three of the 1911 World...
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    • Baker, Frank 1919

    • Pictured here as a New York Yankee, third baseman Frank Baker (1886-1963) was the top slugger in baseball’s deadball era. He earned the moniker Home Run Baker because of two clutch home runs that helped win games two and three of the 1911 World...
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    • Baker, Frank 1919

    • Pictured here as a New York Yankee, third baseman Frank Baker (1886-1963) was the top slugger in baseball’s deadball era. He earned the moniker Home Run Baker because of two clutch home runs that helped win games two and three of the 1911 World...
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    • Baker, Frank 1921

    • Pictured here as a New York Yankee, third baseman Frank Baker (1886-1963) was the top slugger in baseball’s deadball era. He earned the moniker Home Run Baker because of two clutch home runs that helped win games two and three of the 1911 World...
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    • BB-Cicotte, Edward

    • Edward Cicotte (1884–1969) pitched for the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, and Boston Red Sox in his 14 years in the major leagues. Nicknamed "Knuckles," the knuckleballer won 209 games and lost 148 in his career, posting a 2.38 earned run...
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    • BB-Cobb, Ty

    • Shown here in his United State Army uniform, Tyrus "Ty" Cobb (1886–1961) was a major league outfielder who played 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers (1905-1926), including the last six as a player-manager. He finished his career with the...
    • Underwood & Underwood
    • 1918
    • BB-Gandil, Charles

    • Charles "Chick" Gandil (1888–1970) played first base for three American League teams in his major league career: the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago White Sox. He was part of the 1917 White Sox World Series championship team. He...
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    • BB-Risbery, Charles

    • Charles “Swede” Risberg (1894–1975) was a Major League Baseball shortstop. He played for the Chicago White Sox in 1917-1920, and was member of the World Series champion White Sox in 1917. He was one of the ringleaders of the 1919 World Series...
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    • 1927
    • BB-Wambsganss, William

    • Shown here as a member of the Cleveland Indians, William Wambsganss (1894–1985) was a major league second baseman who played 10 years with the Indians, and later with Boston Red Sox, and Philadelphia Athletics in a 13-year career (1914-1926). The...
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    • Bill Wambsganss in Cleveland uniform, 1920

    • William Adolf Wambsganss (1894-1985) played for the Cleveland Indians from 1915-1923. This photograph was taken during the season that he completed an unassisted triple play against the Brooklyn Dodgers during the World Series. Conservation...
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    • 1920
    • Carl Mays and Ernie Shore, 1915

    • Ernest (Ernie) Shore and Carl Mays shown in business suits and carrying duffelbags. Inscription on back:Mays, Shore 1915.
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    • 1915
    • Chakales, Bob 1953

    • Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Chakales (1927-2010) is pictured here in his windup. Chakales played with five clubs in the major leagues, beginning with the Indians in 1951-1954. The right-hander pitched as both a starter and reliever, posting a...
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    • Charles Williard Mears, baseball statistician, 1929

    • Early baseball statistician and collector of baseball memorabilia, Mears donated his collection of baseball photographs, scrapbooks, and publications to the Cleveland Public Library. Conservation treatment, NEDCC, 2008.
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    • 1929
    • Chet Thomas, catcher, 1915

    • Inscription on back, Chet Thomas. Boston American player Thomas, catcher (on credit notice from Underwood & Underwood, NY)
    • Underwood & Underwood
    • 1915
    • Chicago basebal team, 1886

    • Caption: Really great team. Won National Leauge pennant 1884, 1885, and 1886. Top row L to R: Gore, cf; Flint, c; Anson,1b, McCormick, P; Kelly, c & rf; Pfeffer, 2b. Lower row: Williamson, ss; Dalrymple, lf; Burns,3b; Clarkson, P; Sunday, rf. This...
    • Strauss (? First letter incomplete)
    • 1886
    • Cincinnati Red stockings,1869

    • Player names inscribed below photo in ink on cardboard mount: C.A. McVey, R.F.; D. Allison, C.; Harry Wright, Capt & C.F.; G. Wright, S.S.; F. Waterman, S. B.; A. J. Leonard, L.F; D. Allison, C.; A. Brainard, P., C. Sweasy, 2nd B. The photo was...
    • Mathew B.Brady, 1823 (ca.)-1896.
    • 1869
    • Clark Griffith, in Cincinnati Reds uniform, 1910

    • Clark Calvin Griffith (1869–1955) managed the Cincinnati Reds in 1910. Inscribed "Clarke" on front of photo, possibly by Mears or Van Oeyen. Conservation treatment, NEDCC, 2008.
    • Van Oeyen Photo
    • 1910
    • Cleveland Indians 1920

    • Cleveland Indians team photo. Tris Speaker, manager and center fielder sits in the middle of the first row between President James Dunn and Secretary Walter McNichols.
    • L. Van Oeyen, Cleveland, Ohio
    • 1920
    • Cleveland Indians 1923

    • The 1923 Cleveland Indians were led by player-manager Tris Speaker, who batted .380 and tied Babe Ruth for the American League RBI title with 130. Shortstop Joe Sewell hit .353 and knocked in 109 runs. George Uhle was the team’s leading starter,...
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    • 1923
    • Cleveland Indians 1937

    • Pictured (left to right) are Roy Hughes (3B), Johnny Allen (RHP), Odell Hale (3B), Lloyd Brown (LHP), and Denny Galehouse (RHP).
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    • Cleveland Indians 1948

    • A Cleveland Indians contingent getting ready to board a train at the Terminal for their trip to spring training in Tucson, Arizona, includes (left to right) coach George Susce, pitcher Steve Gromek, first baseman Eddie Robinson, catcher Hank...
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    • Cleveland Indians 1954 American League Champions

    • This autographed team photo of the 1954 American League champion Cleveland Indians includes players, coaches and some associated personnel. The Indians were a regular season juggernaut in 1954, winning 111 games and losing just 43. The World Series...
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    • Cleveland Indians 1955

    • All-time great Bob Feller (second from left) shows a baseball grip to teammates (left to right) Bill Myers, Herb Score, and Ray Pitula, at spring training in Tucson, Arizona, on March 2, 1955.
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    • Colavito, Rocky 1960

    • Rocky Colavito wearing Cleveland Indians uniform standing in the batter’s box holding a bat.
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    • 1960
    • Collins, Edward Sr

    • Pictured here as a member of the Chicago White Sox, Eddie Collins (1887-1951) played his 25-year career (1906-1930) exclusively in the American League. Some of his many noteworthy statistics included a .333 career batting average, 3,315 hits, and...
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    • Collins, Edward Sr 1917

    • Pictured here as a member of the Chicago White Sox, Eddie Collins (1887-1951) played his 25-year career (1906-1930) exclusively in the American League. Some of his many noteworthy statistics included a .333 career batting average, 3,315 hits, and...
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    • Collins, Edward Sr with glove

    • Shown here as a member of the Chicago White Sox, Eddie Collins (1887-1951) played his 25-year career (1906-1930) exclusively in the American League. Among his many noteworthy statistics, he posted a .333 career batting average, 3,315 hits, and 743...
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    • Coombs, John

    • John (“Jack”) Coombs (1882-1957) pitched with three teams in a very productive major league career. As a member of the Philadelphia Athletics (1906-1914), the Colby College graduate played on World Series championship teams in 1910 and 1911, and...
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    • Cuccinello, Anthony 1957

    • Pictured here in his Cleveland Indians uniform in March 1957, Tony Cuccinello (1907–1995) coached with the Indians during the 1952-1956 seasons. As a player, he was a three-time all-star during his major league career (1930-1945). He played for the...
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    • Davis, George

    • Pictured here in a New York Giants uniform, George Davis (1870–1940) had a prolific 20-year Major League Baseball career. He played with the Giants in 1893-1901 and 1903, and was a player-manager with them in 1895 and 1900-1901. He also played with...
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    • Davis, George

    • Pictured here in a New York Giants uniform, George Davis (1870–1940) had a prolific 20-year Major League Baseball career. He played with the Giants in 1893-1901 and 1903, and was a player-manager with them in 1895 and 1900-1901. He also played with...
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    • Davis, George at bat, from back

    • George Davis (1870–1940) had a prolific 20-year Major League Baseball career. He played with the New York Giants in 1893-1901 and 1903, and was a player-manager with them in 1895 and 1900-1901. He also played with the Cleveland Spiders (1890-1892)...
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    • Davis, George at bat, from front

    • Pictured here in a New York Giants uniform, George Davis (1870–1940) had a prolific 20-year Major League Baseball career. He played with the Giants in 1893-1901 and 1903, and was a player-manager with them in 1895 and 1900-1901. He also played with...
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    • Dente, Samuel 1957

    • Pictured in a Cleveland Indians uniform, shortstop Samuel Dente (1922–2002) played with five teams in his Major League Baseball career (1947-1955), including the Indians in 1954-1955. He signed with the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent prior...
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    • Devore, Joshua 1913

    • Pictured here in a New York Giants uniform, Joshua (Josh) Devore (1887-1954) played with four teams in his seven years in the major leagues (1908-1914). Known as the Seelyville Speed Demon, the 5-foot, 6-inch outfielder was a top bunter and base...
    • Schmidt, J.R.
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    • Devore, Joshua 1914

    • Pictured here in a Boston Braves uniform, Joshua (Josh) Devore (1887-1954) played with four teams in his seven years in the major leagues (1908-1914). Known as the Seelyville Speed Demon, the 5'6" outfielder was a top bunter and base stealer,...
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