Umpire Jack Sheridan began his professional baseball career in 1885, eventually landing in the American League where he would officiate 1808 games from 1901 until his death at the age of 52 in 1914. Most notably, Sheridan umpired the NL's Temple Cup in 1896, and four of the first seven World Series (1905, 1907, 1908, 1910). Charles Conlon has captured Sheridan at the Polo Grounds in this classic portrait, quite likely during the 1913 or 1914 seasons. That date range is probable as American League games were first hosted at the Polo Grounds beginning in 1913 and Sheridan passed away late the following year. Chipping and pinholes impact all four corners of this photo but do not intrude on the central image. Verso displays handwritten editorial notations and stamping, along with Conlon's ID of Sheridan in pencil. Photo is fresh to the hobby and originates from the archives of Photo File, Inc. where it has been stored for several decades until this offering. Guaranteed Type 1.