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Bees hitting during home opener against Brooklyn

Bees hitting during home opener against Brooklyn

Item Information

Title:
Bees hitting during home opener against Brooklyn
Description:
Boston Bees batter Max West swings away in front of an unknown Brooklyn Dodgers catcher and home plate umpire Bill Klem during the April 16, 1940 season opener at Braves Field.
Photographer:
Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
Date:
April 16, 1940
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Film negatives
Group portraits
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Leslie Jones Collection
Series:
Sports: Identified [Baseball]
Subjects:
Baseball players
Baseball
Baseball umpires
Boston Braves (Baseball team)
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team)
Braves Field (Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonAllston
Braves Field (Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 negative : film, black & white ; 4 x 5 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: Braves hitting during home opener against Brooklyn, 1940-1941.
Corrected title and date based on research by the Society for American Baseball Research, 2016.
Summary provided by the Society for American Baseball Research, 2016.
The Boston Bees opened the 1940 season at home against the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 16. The Brooklyn Dodgers catcher is either Babe Phelps or Gus Mancuso. Phelps was ejected by Klem in the 3rd inning and replaced by Mancuso (Society for American Baseball Research, 2016).
Accession #:
08_06_036706