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Posted 6 years ago


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HI ..Would anyone out there know where this Baseball Team is from and maybe who any of the players might be?On their jersey are the letter i and the numbers 1 8.thanks for any imfor you might know!!

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Looks like military tents in background, & man in centre is in uniform.
  2. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 6 years ago
    yep, could be a military school, maybe a prison team. Everyone back then had a traveling baseball team, even some religious cults. what is on the back of the postcard? I would guess the I 18 indicates the military unit they belonged to
  3. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 6 years ago
    bats and gloves appear to be post 1910, but it is hard to tell. probably 1920's
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    I enhanced the photo & posted it on flickr you can do a screen capture of it to keep & I will remove it.
  5. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 6 years ago
    thanks I wonder if it could be the 18th infantry division baseball team? I found some pics of other infantry divisions that had teams, they are later. here is a link
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Where is scottvez when you need him, he should be able to ID the uniform.
  7. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 6 years ago
    No doubt, I am far from an expert, but it is probably WWI and most likely military. I love baseball and the different uniforms, but that time period there are so many.
  8. dalet007 dalet007, 6 years ago
    Thank you all for your input on this pic!!
  9. dalet007 dalet007, 6 years ago
    There isnt anything on the back of this pic!!
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    I can't see any buttons or insignia on his uniform.
  11. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 6 years ago
    yeah, that is interesting, maybe basic training? or maybe he is the warden and its a prison team? Or he just didn't put them on for the team pic?
  12. Militarist Militarist, 6 years ago
    If it is postmarked that would be a clue. Uniform of the coach is army circa WWI so my guess would be possibly an inter state summer camp or war games and these guys would be from the Illinois, Indiana or Iowa 18th regt.
  13. dalet007 dalet007, 6 years ago
    HI Militarist..There is no postmark or writings on the back of this card.Thanks for your imfor. Wm
  14. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Agree with other posts appears to be WW1 era military team.

    I would think the "18" represents a regiment and the "I" may represent the Company.

    Great subject matter, too bad about the damage.


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