[Eddie Cicotte, Chicago AL, at Polo Grounds, NY (baseball)] (LOC)

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[Eddie Cicotte, Chicago AL, at Polo Grounds, NY (baseball)]


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Cicotte, Chicago.
Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.13802

Call Number: LC-B2- 2782-13

  1. budderflyman 68 months ago | reply

    Ed was one of the 8 White Sox involved in throwing the 1919 World Series vs Cincy. This was known as the Black Sox Scandal. BTW, the name is pronounced "Suh kah' dee" accent on second syllable. I knew a relative of his, but he pronounce it "See' Kaht" accent on first syllable. He told me that some people with the name pronounce it "See' Koat". Cicotte was a very good pitcher.

  2. random letters 68 months ago | reply

    I'm loving the old-timey baseball pictures. Thanks so much for sharing these, LoC!

  3. bluelliot 68 months ago | reply

    Nelson Algren's essay, "Ballet for Opening Day" from The Last Carousel gives some excellent commentary on the Black Sox.

  4. budderflyman 68 months ago | reply

    I never read that, but thanks, Elliot. I have read "Eight Men Out" and seen the movie. Algren was one of the greatest Chicago writers, but after "The Man with the Golden Arm," what happened to him? Studs Terkel always spoke highly of him.

  5. Rip Tanion 62 months ago | reply

    What's a White Sox pitcher doing at the Polo Grounds in 1913? There was no inter-league play nor All-Star games back then. Could it be that the above date is wrong and this is actually from the 1917 WS?

  6. Rip Tanion 62 months ago | reply

    Duh! Just remembered that the Yanks were already playing there by 1913 as the Giants' tenants. Never mind.

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