Lot # 75: 1918 Fairbanks-Morse Panoramic Semipro Team Photo w/Buck Weaver & Dick Kerr

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Following a war-shortened big league season of 1918, White Sox third baseman Buck Weaver found himself in Beloit, Wisconsin, starring for the Fairbanks-Morse company's semipro team. During his time with the club, Weaver was so impressed with diminutive teammate and lefty hurler, Dickey Kerr that he, along with former White Sox manager Pants Rowland, recommended the pitcher to White Sox brass. Not only did the 25-year-old Kerr play for the Sox in 1919, he would famously win both of his starts during the 1919 World Series, tossing a three-hit shutout in Game 3.

Presented is a tastefully matted and framed panoramic photograph depicting the 1918 Fairbanks-Morse team, including both Buck Weaver (sixth from the left) and Dickey Kerr (third from the left), along with their squadmates. Some waviness to the photo is evident towards the right edge, otherwise this remains an outstanding WWI-era piece with a direct connection to the history of baseball's most infamous team. Overall dimensions of approx. 7" x 24".

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