Monday, December 29, 2008

'Action' photo of Schalk

I am one month and three days from my self-imposed (well, it's now on my publishing contract) deadline to submit the manuscript, photos, captions and release forms for my Ray Schalk biography. I think I will make it, but it will be a busy time.

The other day, while working up captions, I came across some additional photos on the Library of Congress web site. Either I missed them on my previous visit(s), or the LOC has added more images, many of which are copyright-free.

Here is one of the few game action shots of Ray Schalk I've seen. He is waiting at home plate to congratulate Johnny Mostil upon scoring a run in Washington. The year was 1925.
Mostil’s failed suicide attempt during spring training in 1927 added unexpected drama to Schalk’s first year as White Sox manager. Mostil recovered but played just one complete season afterward. He left the team in early 1929.

(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division,
National Photo Company Collection, LC-F8- 36908.)

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