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Photo with gloves and a surprise.

Postby ScottWNJ » February 22nd, 2013, 1:15 am

I picked up this framed photo at a flea market in Florida last month. I bought it because there were some gloves pictured in the front row. When I got back to the car, I took a closer look and discovered that there is a Hall of Famer in this picture. Can you spot him? (Honor system please, No Googling) :D

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Re: Photo with gloves and a surprise.

Postby Number9 » February 22nd, 2013, 1:22 am

Rockin' Robin! Cool!
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Re: Photo with gloves and a surprise.

Postby ScottWNJ » February 22nd, 2013, 1:35 am

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Can't miss those ears!

After he finished the season playing for Michigan, he would go and play for this team in Vermont. He won a ridiculous number of games for them in 1946 and 1947. After that he was signed by the Phillies. The photo is an actual print (not a Xerox) with the photo studio's name embossed into the border. It was a pretty cool and inexpensive find.
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Re: Photo with gloves and a surprise.

Postby softball66 » February 23rd, 2013, 10:30 am

From Robin's book with Paul Rogers, "My Life In Baseball":
'I was headed for a phenomenal time, pitching for the Twin City Trojans, named for Montpelier and Barre, Vermont. I was paid $175 a month for expenses, and all we did was play baseball.. We did not have any outside or part-time jobs., and from June 15 to Labor Day, we played almost every day, 60 games total.The weekeday games were twilight affairs that began about 5:15, and we played in the afternoon on weekends. We a good ball club but lost the pennant to the Bennington Generals. I was strictly a pitcher and finished with an 11-8 won-loss record. I was erratic to say the least. . . ."
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Re: Photo with gloves and a surprise.

Postby NewSouth » February 23rd, 2013, 1:26 pm

I googled (after knowing who it was) and found this:

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http://www.thevermontmountaineers.com/stadium_and_history/robin_roberts.html
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