Digital Commonwealth

New York vs. Sox - Jimmy Foxx is catching

New York vs. Sox - Jimmy Foxx is catching

Item Information

Title:
New York vs. Sox - Jimmy Foxx is catching
Description:
New York Yankee Lou Gehrig batting in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Jimmie Foxx and umpire Lou Kolls during August 11, 1937 game at Fenway Park.
Photographer:
Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
Date:
August 11, 1937
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Glass negatives
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Leslie Jones Collection
Series:
Sports: Identified [Baseball]
Subjects:
Baseball players
Baseball umpires
Baseball
Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)
New York Yankees (Baseball team)
Fenway Park (Boston, Mass.)
Foxx, Jimmie
Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in.
Permalink:
Terms of Use:
Copyright (c) Leslie Jones.
All rights reserved.
Notes:
Original data provided by Leslie Jones or the Boston Public Library on the negative or negative sleeve: New York vs. Sox - Jimmy Foxx is catching, 1937
Corrected date based on research by the Society for American Baseball Research, 2010-2011.
Summary provided by the Society for American Baseball Research, 2010-2011.
The only game Foxx ever caught for the Red Sox while Lou Gehrig played for the Yankees was at Fenway Park on August 11, 1937. This image was taken in the 14th inning of Game 1 of the August 11 doubleheader. Jimmie Foxx had just switched positions from first base to catcher after two Red Sox teammates were ejected. Yankee Joe DiMaggio was the first Yankee batter to bat with Foxx behind the plate and he reached base before Lou Gehrig flied out to end the inning. (Society for American Baseball Research, 2010-2011, 2014-2015).
Accession #:
08_06_010836