• Dated (in reverse) 4/24/1911. - Wystan

[Russ Ford, New York, AL (baseball)] (LOC)

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[Russ Ford, New York, AL (baseball)]

[1911]

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

Notes:
Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Ford, Yankees. Baseball.
Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
Photo shows baseball player Russell William Ford (1883-1960). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Subjects:
Baseball

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.09132

Call Number: LC-B2- 2189-7

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  1. Kayak49 76 months ago | reply

    Of note:
    "He is known as the creator of the 'emery ball', a pitch that was thrown with a ball that had been scuffed with a piece of emery. Ford won 26 games in his rookie season of 1910, becoming only the third player in major league history to win 20 games and strike out at least 200 batters in his first season. (Christy Mathewson and Pete Alexander are the others)"
    Also of note, Ford was born in Brandon, Manitoba, and was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

  2. artolog 76 months ago | reply

    I guess "emery balls" were legal back then.

  3. minions & myrmidons 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Face Time, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. susan4508 65 months ago | reply

    An even better bio of Russ Ford (and about 900+ other ballplayers) is at: bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&bid=1758&...

  5. ann_arbor_deadhead 57 months ago | reply

    they weren't officially the Yankees yet in 1911, they were still the New York Highlanders.

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