A Thousand Words–Ray Schalk/George Sisler

28 Jun

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A rare 1916 photo of two Hall of Famers.  Chicago White Sox catcher Ray “Cracker” Schalk tags out George Sisler at first base ending a rundown after the St. Louis Browns first baseman was caught off first by Sox pitcher Claude “Lefty” Williams.  The play, which also included  leftfielder “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, was scored 1-3-4-3-6-1-7-2–Williams-Jake FournierEddie Collins-Fournier-Zeb Terry-Williams-Jackson-Schalk.  The White Sox won the April 17 game 6-5.

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9 Responses to “A Thousand Words–Ray Schalk/George Sisler”

  1. Kevin Wiese May 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    That’s George Sisler, not Dick.

    • Thom Karmik May 19, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

      Yep, had it in the body, screwed up the headline. Thanks.

      • Kevin Wiese May 19, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

        Great website. Stuff you can’t find anywhere else.

      • Thom Karmik May 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

        Thank you.

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