[Fred Merkle, New York NL (baseball)] (LOC)

[Fred Merkle, New York NL (baseball)] (LOC)

Image by The Library of Congress
Bain News Service,, publisher.

[Fred Merkle, New York NL (baseball)]


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Merkle safe at 2nd.
Corrected title and date based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.11859

Call Number: LC-B2- 2554-9

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3 Responses to [Fred Merkle, New York NL (baseball)] (LOC)

  1. daimoneklund says:

    Based on the box scores of the 1912 Series, I think this is a photo of Merkle stealing second in Game 4. http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1912/B10110NY11912.htm

  2. RedSoxWon says:

    Fred Merkle is probably best known for an unfortunate blunder that he made as a rookie in the heat of the 1908 pennant race between the Cubs and the NY Giants. In a 1-1 game in the bottom of the ninth, with Giants runners on first (Merkle) and third, a Giant player lined a single that brought in the supposed winning run. Giants fans stormed the Polo Grounds field, and in the chaos that ensued a Cubs player stood on second base with the ball. After a hasty conference, the umpires ruled that Merkle never touched second base and was ruled out on a force play. The game ended in a tie, rather than a Giants win, and the Cubs went on to win the pennant and the 1908 World Series. The verb "to Merkle," meaning to leave something incomplete, entered the American lexicon.

  3. yodiddydawg says:

    darn! im related to him

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