Washington, Swampoodle Grounds, 1888

Washington, Swampoodle Grounds, 1888


Looks like there was an outfield shift with the centerfielder (Dummy Hoy) playing far toward right and the leftfielder (Walt Wilmot) playing left center. That’s Connie Mack catching. Not sure who the pitcher was (probably Hank O’Day), but it’s awesome that the photographer caught him right before he released the ball.

Yes; only a handful of earlier action shots from a baseball game as far as I know.

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