Postcard of the 1912 Boston Red Sox and a crowd celebrating their World Series victory, Boston, Mass., 1912

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1912

Location Note

Special Photos: Geo.: Mass.: Boston: Lansdowne St.

GUSN

GUSN-194815

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Description

This postcard is a composite of two images. The scene occupying the left and top center portions of the postcard shows a large crowd celebrating the Red Sox 1912 World Series victory over the New York Giants. A car with a group of men, including Mayor John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, leads the crowd. A group portrait of the 1912 Boston Red Sox team occupies the right and lower center portions of the postcard. The team is arranged in front of their dugout along the first base line, with a view of the grandstands in the background. There are three insets: a ballboy, manager-first baseman Jake Stahl, and pinch hitter Clyde Engle. In the bottom of the tenth inning of the deciding game with the Giants ahead by one, Engle hit a routine fly ball, but Giants center fielder Fred Snodgrass muffed the play. Engle scored the tying run, leading the way to the Red Sox winning the championship.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baseball fields
grandstands
mayors
group portraits
composite photographs
coaches (people)
baseball caps
baseball (field sport)
teams
sports uniforms
events
photographic postcards
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000093
AccessID 118
Other identifier HNEDID-000093

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.03.TMP.044

Date Notes

1912

Places

Fens (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photographic postcards
photographs

Other People

Fitzgerald, John Francis, 1863-1950
Stahl, Jake
Engle, Clyde

Other Organizations

Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)

Subjects

ballboys
baseball managers
baseball players
baseball teams
baseball uniforms
crowds
fans (Persons)
professional sports
sports & leisure
World Series (Baseball) (1912)
Lansdowne Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Special Photos: Geo.: Mass.: Boston: Lansdowne St.