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The player fourth from the left is my great grandfather. He lived in the Puget Sound area is entire life. I would guess from the uniforms and his apparent age that this photograph dates from 1910 to 1915. This photograph was scanned from an unused postcard that has been in the family since that time. Other than that, we don't know anything about it. I have found no local records concerning an Excelsior baseball team. View full size.