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Eugene Earl Thompson, Jr.

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Photograph of Eugene Earl Thompson, Jr. pitching a baseball. "Eugene Earl Thompson, Jr. Cincinatti Reds' pitcher, bats and throws right-handed; height 6'1", weight 185; born June 7, 1917 at Latham, IL., now resides at Decatur, IL. Played with…

Photo of Gene Swartz in uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Swartz, Gene; Article on back of photo; "Puerto Rico hasn't been very prominent in the war news but the Yanks are there and prepared, according to Gene Swartz who is back on furlough, anxious to witness some cage games.…

Photograph of Edward Platt and Lawrence L. Gibbons

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Photograph of Fire Chief Edward Platt and head of detectives Lawrence L. Gibbons as Chief Platt claims the trophy as a token of his department having won the annual firemen-policemen baseball game.

Photograph of a Baseball Meeting

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Photograph taken on August 23rd of 1944 of a group of men at a baseball meeting.

Photograph of Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Landis at Fans Field

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Photograph of Kenesaw Landis with a group of men at Fans Field in Decatur IL. Landis was the first appointed Commissioner of Baseball in 1920 and served until his death in 1944.

Photograph of Decatur's Charles Dressen

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Photograph of Charles Dressen, who was recruited from Decatur and went on to play major league baseball for the Cincinnati Reds in 1919. This photograph was taken On September 24th, 1934.

Walter "Boom Boom" Beck

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Photograph of Walter "Boom Boom" Beck on the baseball field.