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Played for the Jacksonville Tarpons of the South Atlantic League. He had a batting average of .235.
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Photographed at Bill McGowan's Umpire School in West Palm Beach
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This is Wolfson Park in Jacksonville, Florida. The park (which was home to a AA Minor League team, the Jacksonville Suns) opened in 1955- therefore this was one of the first games played at the park.
Mr. Rickey was responsible for getting Jackie Robinson signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945.
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L-R: Chicago Cubs pitcher Lew Richie, Boston Braves outfielder Jim Murray, Chicago Cubs catcher Jimmy Archer and Chicago Cubs OF/B Bill Hinchman.
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L-R Lou Gehrig, Dick Mayes (fan from Brooksville, FL ) and Babe Ruth.
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Back row (last on right): Martin Segal. Bat boy/mascot: George Wolly, age 12.
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Born April 25, 1884 in Palatka, Florida. Lloyd was a manager and player in the Negro leagues from 1905 to 1932. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. Lloyd was a celebrated shortstop and thought by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time.
The photo shows Lloyd in Cuba wearing the uniform of the Habana Leones (Havana Lions).
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The camp was comprised of World War I veterans (hence "Veterans Camp.") They were constructing the Welaka Fish Hatchery for the Federal Government, as well as an aviary and a municipal airport. Not clear if it is a CCC or a Resettlement Administration camp.
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Photographed in Yankee Stadium. Roger Maris later settled in Gainesville to run his Budweiser beer distributorship in the 1970s and 1980s
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New York Yankee ace pitcher, Ron Guidry, left, and Florida Governor Bob Graham converse about the finer arts of pitching. The Yankees were in town for a baseball game with the Florida State University Seminoles. The game was called because of rain after only one inning with the score 9 to 0 in favor of the Yankees.
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Elisha Matthew "Bitsy" Mott was born on June 12, 1918. He played one year of professional baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945 and later became a personal security guard to Elvis Presley.
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Standing with Cromartie are Mel Dider and Dr. Demie Mainieri.
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Red Barber (R), sitting with Pee Wee Reese and Burt Shotten at Ebbetts field for a Dodgers/Pirates game.
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Shown after a baseball luncheon with the Kansas City Royals and Montreal Expos.
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