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Amateur

Amateur

Item Information

Title:
Amateur
Description:
This image is from a 1942 wartime relief game at Fenway Park. Bob Feller is approaching home plate, too late to cover the sliding base runner.
Photographer:
Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
Date:
May 23, 1942
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Film negatives
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Leslie Jones Collection
Series:
Sports: Identified [Baseball]
Subjects:
Baseball players
Baseball umpires
Baseball
Stadiums
Fenway Park (Boston, Mass.)
Feller, Bob, 1918-2010
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 negative : film, black & white ; 3 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.
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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: Amateur, 1940
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.
Prior to a regular season game between the Red Sox and Philadelphia Athletics on May 23, 1942, major leaguers Ted Williams (who had enlisted in the Navy just the day before), Cleveland pitcher Bob Feller, and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Hugh Mulcahey all posed for Leslie Jones' camera. Based on the uniform intials on the players jersey fronts and sleeves, this is Feller's Quonset Naval Air Station team vs. Mulcahey's Fort Devens R.R.C. squad (Society for American Baseball Research, 2010-2011).
Accession #:
08_06_028960