19 - 20 October 2016
EDDIE GAEDEL PHOTOGRAPH
Original photograph of St. Louis Browns pinch-hitter Eddie Gaedel (1925-1961), making his first and only batting appearance of his Big League career, August 19th, 1951. Little person performer Gaedel, was hired by Browns owner Bill Veeck as a publicity stunt to surprise the St. Louis fans during a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. Wearing uniform number 1/8, Gaedel entered the second game of the doubleheader as a pinch-hitter for the leadoff batter Frank Saucier and was walked on four straight pitches by Tigers pitcher Bob Cain. The photograph has been mounted on board, and the verso is stamped Associated Features Inc., New York, N.Y. and has the credit and caption tag affixed.
Image, 10 x 8 in.
Board, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
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