Mary Rountree playing baseball in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League: Opa-locka, Florida

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    Local call number: c009840
     
    Title: [Mary Rountree playing baseball in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League : Opalocka, Florida]
     
    Date: Photographed on April 22, 1948.
     
    Physical descrip: 1 photoprint : b&w ; 5 x 4 in.
     
    Series Title: (Department of Commerce collection.)
     
    General Note: Accompanying note: "Foul fly action. Taken from high angle, picture shows Mary Rountree, catcher, in fast action after foul fly. Cap and mask flying behind head and proper stance assumed. Mary, 26, is native of Miami and in winter is pre-med student at FSCW [Florida State College for Women]. It is her 3rd year with league, 2nd with Ft. Wayne. Been playing ball since 5."
     
    Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850-245-6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us
     
    Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/56238

    1. Japester68 74 months ago | reply

      How did they get this amazing angle?

    2. tcny718 74 months ago | reply

      Dollars for doughnuts it's a staged photo - set up a scaffold, frame the shot, assistant tosses ball off scaffold, player moves into shot to make the catch, >click!<.
      Since the title indicates the shot was taken in Florida but she plays for Ft. Wayne, it's seems likely it was during Spring training.

    3. PhotOut.com 33 months ago | reply

      Awesome picture!

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