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Vintage Baseball

Vintage Baseball

Another photo found in a bought frame; this one from a prop house that was the successor to the 20th Century prop department.

This picture shows a 'class photo' style of the teams playing an early century baseball game. The game appears to have taken place at the Medfield State Hospital (see scoreboard), between Medfield Baseball club and the USS Georgia.

The outfits of the players, band, and women in the back, along with what little we can see of the car leads me to believe this is from the early 1900s. Beyond that I know very little, there is nothing listed on the back of the photo.

Any information would be appreciated, I'd love to get this photo or a historical society for Medford, the USS Georgia, or other similar group. View full size.

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scrapped in 1923. My guess is the photo dates from the mid-teens, possibly WW I.
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You can find information here from the Medfield Historical Society. I don't find anything much for the USS Georgia, but there's a wikipedia entry for it, as well as for the hospital.

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