• Detroit Wolverines, Recreation Park, ca. 1888

    Posted by on April 17th, 2014 · Comments (1)

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    Wolverines

    Comments on Detroit Wolverines, Recreation Park, ca. 1888

    1. Evan3457
      April 17th, 2014 | 11:19 pm

      Catcher with hat turned around but no mask, of course. Umpire well back of catcher calling balls and strikes. Fielders in their customary positions, (no overshift!) even in 1888. Ads on the OF fences. Looks like bleacher seats beyond the wall. No pitcher’s mound. Dugouts not dug out.

      Is that an umpire stationed in right field?

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