Mystery Baseball Team

October 29th, 2010

Someone posted this photo on Collectors Weekly Show and Tell yesterday; It was their grandfather’s baseball team, but they don’t know anything more about it… can you help them with an ID?

mystery baseball team

I don’t know about you, but I find the expressions on these guy’s faces pretty interesting. Some of them don’t look so thrilled. Maybe the uniforms itched (look at those sox)? Were they just in it for the money?  Was the dressed up dude in the center a harsh taskmaster? This was 1910 – wonder what these guys would think if they could attend one of this week’s world series games! Has baseball improved?

3 comments so far

  1. Dan Says:

    I can’t fully be helpful, but I can tell you that that was the Chicago White Sox logo at the time. That is not a picture of the 1910 White Sox though (here is a picture of the team, in case you are interested:

    The team in the mystery picture looks awfully young–perhaps it was a minor league team. There was a Chicago City League that existed in 1909 and 1910. It was one of 57 minor leagues at the time (here is a full list:

    Sorry I can’t be more helpful

  2. Marianne Dow Says:

    I am sure the answer is here —

  3. Dan Says:

    The Duluth White Sox! Indeed.

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