[American League baseball owners (baseball)] (LOC)

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[American League baseball owners (baseball)]


[1911 Dec. 15]


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



Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: American Baseball League [owners?].

Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.

Photograph shows American League baseball executives including American League president Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson (1864-1931), who is seated third from the left. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

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.10259


Call Number: LC-B2- 2379-15



  • rjones0856 7y

    I think that's Charles Comiskey, second from left in front row.
  • Art Siegel 3y

    At center bottom is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban_Johnson , "Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson (January 5, 1864 – March 28, 1931), ...the founder and first president of the American League."

    Another Bain shot of American League owners in 1914:
    [AL club presidents: Frank Navin, Detroit; Benjamin S. Minor, Washington; Frank Farrell, N.Y.; Charles Comiskey, Chicago; Ban Johnson AL President; Joseph Lannin, Boston (baseball)] (LOC)
  • Art Siegel 3y

    Found a site that identifies this photo as follows:

    Top Row: L-R: Unidentified; James Gaffney (Braves); John E. Bruce (Browns); Charles Somers (Indians); unidentified; John I. Taylor (Red Sox); Clark Griffith (Senators); Frank J. Navin (Detroit); Harry M. Grabiner (White Sox' secretary).

    Bottom Row: L-R: Ben Shibe (Athletics); Charles Comiskey (White Sox); Ban Johnson (AL President); Robert L. Hedges (Browns); Frank J. Farrell (Highlanders).

  • Ryan (LOC P&P) 3y

    Thanks for finding this great site artolog. I'd say that you should continue identifying as many individuals as you can in the image. We don't usually identify that many people in a single caption. What we may do though, is identify Ban Johnson, as the AL president and note the dates: 1907-1909 the next time we update the record.
  • Art Siegel 3y

    You're welcome.. I think you should consider changing your caption from "American League Owners" to "American League Executives" or the like, as the league president and other team execs are in picture.
  • Ryan (LOC P&P) 3y

    Thanks that's a great suggestion, more fitting for the group pictured.
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