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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Batmen: 1920

Batmen: 1920

St. Mary's County, Maryland, circa 1920. "Charlotte Hall Military Academy baseball." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Right side of the Brain

Glad to see that there's at least two southpaws in the bunch.

Were they in the big city?

It looks like West Potomac Park.

Catcher's Mitt

When I was a tyke back in the '60s, I we had a catcher's mitt like the one shown here. It was my dad's from when he was a kid. He even used it to play catch with me. Sadly it's no longer around.

Flaps extended

Apparently at CHMA you could major in "ears."

Sign them all up

Those lads have a very confident look about them, I think they mean business, yessir.

I hadn't seen lettering done vertically before like that. Very slick.

Nice Uniforms

This team's uniforms and equipment are certainly a cut about that of other teams we have seen recently. All very clean and in good repair.

Spring Training

The faces -- they look just like the kids I've coached.

 
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