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"Dauntless" Dave Danforth in 1916

"Dauntless" Dave Danforth in 1916

Reserve Catcher Byrd Lynn

Reserve Catcher Byrd Lynn

Claude "Lefty" Williams in 1916

Claude "Lefty" Williams in 1916

Reb  Russell, looking very tan.

Reb Russell, looking very tan.

June 3rd 1937, Josh Gibson hit a 580-foot home run in Yankee Stadium, thought by many as the longest home run ever hit in that ballpark and one of the longest home runs hit anywhere. In 17 seasons with the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays, Josh Gibson hit a remarkable 962 home runs. He passed away three months after Jackie Robinson started playing in Major League Baseball and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972

NEGRO LEAGUE LEGEND / THE BLACK BABE / Josh Gibson may have been the greatest home-run hitter ever

1920 Babe Ruth - 25, Joe Jackson - 32. Ruth salary $20,000, Jackson $8000. In 1919 Ruth: 139 Hits, 113 RBI, 29 HR, On Base % .456 58 SO, 101 Walks. 1919 Jackson: 181 Hits, 96 RBI, 7 HR, On Base % .422, 10 SO, 60 Walks. Red Sox considered trading Ruth to only two teams - Yankees for cash, White Sox for Jackson. Note Jackson left sleeve Sox logo.

1920 Babe Ruth - 25, Joe Jackson - 32. Ruth salary $20,000, Jackson $8000. In 1919 Ruth: 139 Hits, 113 RBI, 29 HR, On Base % .456 58 SO, 101 Walks. 1919 Jackson: 181 Hits, 96 RBI, 7 HR, On Base % .422, 10 SO, 60 Walks. Red Sox considered trading Ruth to only two teams - Yankees for cash, White Sox for Jackson. Note Jackson left sleeve Sox logo.

1917 World Series, Polo Grounds NY. Note dark hats for road uniform and unique sweaters. Manager Rowland's son in front, Byrd Lynn with oversized catcher's glove visible. Locker rooms in NY Polo Grounds were in Center Field, thus players walked length of field to get to dugout.

1917 World Series, Polo Grounds NY. Note dark hats for road uniform and unique sweaters. Manager Rowland's son in front, Byrd Lynn with oversized catcher's glove visible. Locker rooms in NY Polo Grounds were in Center Field, thus players walked length of field to get to dugout.

White Sox march into Polo Grounds in 1917 World Series, note jackets and Manager Rowland's son on right. Appears to be reserve catcher Byrd Lynn with large catcher's mitt, Lefty Williams to his right, Nemo Leibold with open jacket to young Rowland's right

1917 Photo White Sox entering field for World Series game, Chicago AL (baseball)

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