Archive for the ‘1919 Chicago Black Sox’ Category

Where oh Where is Lefty Sullivan??

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

I am attempting to collect at least one baseball card for each player who played on the Cincinnati Reds and on the Chicago White Sox in 1919. I might have to settle for all but one.

A recent acquisition of collector grade Zee Nut baseball cards (commonly referred to as Zeenuts), helped me add a number of fringe players for the Black Sox. One of those cards is a 1920 Zee Nut of a player named Sullivan who played for the Vernon, California team. Although I had hoped this was indeed John Jeremiah Sullivan (a.k.a. Lefty Sullivan), it is not. While this is apparent when you look at some of the team photos from that year, it is also apparent because Lefty was just that, a left-handed pitcher. The player pictured is a right-hander and probably a catcher (judging by his glove). While I continue to research the man and search for his cards, I have left the “Unkown” Sullivan up. You can see it here.

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Eight Men Out Profiles finished!

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Although I have not written the bios, I have uploaded profile pages for each of the men banned from Baseball who played in the 1919 World Series. Hope you enjoy! You can visit Shoeless Joe Jackson’s page at http://www.blacksoxfan.com/jackson.php!

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Site Updates: Player Profile Pages Finished (well … almost)

Monday, February 5th, 2007

I have uploaded profile pages for each of the Eight Men Out.  Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to write biographies for all of the players or post scans for all of their cards.  I’m still trying to confirm all of the different M101-4/M101-5/E135/H-cards/D-cards that appeared on the scene in 1916 and 1917.  In the meantime, enjoy!

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Site Updates: Player Profile Pages

Monday, January 29th, 2007

I’m busy adding profile pages for each of the Black Sox. When I’m done with that, I do the same for the Reds players as well. In the meantime, check out Eddie Cicotte’s profile page and Swede Risberg’s profile page. The other ‘Eight Men Out’ will follow soon.

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1920 Schellenback is indeed Black Sox member Frank Shellenback.

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

1920 Zeenut Frank Shellenback (Schellenback)

While this may not be news to some (in fact, this may not be news to anyone), we confirmed today that Frank Shellenback, noted for being a member of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame, does in fact appear on the 1920 Collins-McCarthy Zee-Nut Issue.

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