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Dexterpointing
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 11:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can anyone identify this person? Was he a Detroit Tiger in the 20's 30's



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Defendbrooklyn
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 12:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bandon Inge's great grandpa.
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 12:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He might have played for Dayton in the minors.
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, for a second I thought I was in the wrong place...

That looks like it could be an I.

Ira Thomas, 1908 pitcher?
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Qdaddy77
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 12:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here is a list of all the tigers players with the last name Thomas, if what i read at the bottom of the picture to be correct...

Frosty Thomas, P, 1905
Bud Thomas, P, 1939-1941
George Thomas, OF, 1957-1961, 1963-1965
Ira Thomas, C, 1908
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 12:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It looks like it says Ed Thomas to me, if you ignore the black pen and look only at the blue.
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Waz
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 12:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The on-line bible of baseball history, Baseball-reference.com, shows no major leaguers ever named Ed Thomas
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Catman_dude
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 1:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did the Detroit Tigers ever have 2 Old English "D" on the front of their shirt of the uniforms as this guy does?
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Fury13
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 1:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If that is a Tigers uniform, it has to be pre-1910.
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Gtat44
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 2:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Seems like he was a healthy young lad. Note the cigarette.
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Qdaddy77
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 2:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tigers 1910 uni's looked like this:


tigers 1910


The guy in the pic has pinstripes on his pants, this wasnt done until 1912


Tigers 1912


Pinstripes were used in 1913 and again in 1915. the returned again in 1918, but with a diffrent D


tigers 1918


The Olde English would not come back until 1921. Also the D has NEVER been on the RIGHT side.

(Message edited by qdaddy77 on May 17, 2007)
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Fury13
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 2:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll bet this was a player for a minor-league team (one that started with "D"). The appearance of the cigarette is interesting, I hadn't noticed that. Cigarettes didn't become popular until during WW I, so I would guess the photo was taken after 1915.
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Qdaddy77
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 2:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the only year Tigers wore pinstripes with that sock style (Blue top/white bottom) was 1926, but they didnt wear white hats anymore....

1926 tigers


this must be minor league. Dexter any more info on the pic?
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Stecks77
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 2:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is why I love this site. There seems to be experts on just about anything with information at their fingertips in minutes. Nice Qdaddy77

(Message edited by stecks77 on May 17, 2007)
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Qdaddy77
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 2:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

also the D in the picture is diffrent than the Tigers Olde English D. Tigers D has two lines on the inside ( to the right of the flourish) both D's on this guys jersey has only 1. This type of D was only used twice, once in 1915 as an away, and 1925 but without pinstripes, and the D was closed at the bottom, not open like in the photo

1925 tigers


(Message edited by qdaddy77 on May 17, 2007)
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Dexterpointing
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi,

wow, plenty of informitive people here. The only other info on this pic is the numberr 33 handwritten on the back.
It comes from a photobook that was made as a scrapbook and says River Rouge Mich.
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Sstashmoo
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That could be the Father of the imposter of Brandon Inge's father. Pretending to play for the Tigers. That would be my guess :-) The cigarette is a dead give-away.
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Yooper
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My great grandpa was a relly big Tiger fan. Is it Henry "Heine" George Schuble?
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Udmphikapbob
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hmm...looks old to be Dearborn Divine Child HS...

school wasn't founded until 1958.

that's the only site-friendly occurrence of "double-D" i could think of. :-)
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Udmphikapbob
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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 4:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A Claude Thomas pitched for the Des Moines Demons in the '20s. His middle name was Alfred.

http://www.baseball-reference. com/bullpen/Claude_Thomas
http://www.baseball-reference. com/bullpen/Des_Moines_Demons
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Dexterpointing
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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 8:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess this guy must be just a regular schmo after all.

thanx for all you help
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 8:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What if it were like some sort of practice uniform. The scenery behind him doesn't really look like a ball park, and maybe that would explain the cig.
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Dexterpointing
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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 8:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi,

no, its a backyard I think. I have a ton of photos from a family from the River Rouge area and quite a few are taken in this yard.
I dunno, maybe just a big fan of sports I guess.
Im going to send a copy off to a few auction houses to see if they can identify this guy.

Have to give you guys credit though, quite a few of you on here are brains.
I really do appreciate the help.
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Thnk2mch
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Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 8:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tilted ball cap.
Old english D on his shirt.
Baggy pants.
Something that resembles a cigarette in his right hand.


Marshall Mathers the first ?

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