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Field of Nightmares: 1910

Field of Nightmares: 1910

August 1, 1910. New York Giants centerfielder Fred Snodgrass, whose 10th-inning error in the 1912 World Series shadowed him for the rest of his life, and beyond. Headline of his obituary in the New York Times: "Fred Snodgrass, 86, Is Dead; Ball Player Muffed 1912 Fly." View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Small glove

In those days a fielder's glove was small enough to stick in a pocket.

 
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