Atlanta Crackers Photograph Collection
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Atlanta Crackers Photograph Collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Title: Atlanta Crackers next hit Photograph Collection
Dates: 1956-1958, undated
Quantity: 82.0 images
Quantity: Extent: 82 color slides
Identification: ahc.VIS103

Biographical/Historical Note

The previous hitAtlanta Crackers next hit were a minor league baseball team that played in the Southern Association from 1901 to 1961. During that period they won 17 league pennants and were often referred to as the “Yankees of the Minors” due to their record as the team that won the most games in the association. In 1962 the Southern Association disbanded and so from 1962 to 1965 the previous hitAtlanta Crackers next hit played in the International League. The previous hitAtlanta Crackers next hit played their home games at Spiller Field, later known as Ponce de Leon Park. The ball park was built in 1907, but was destroyed by fire in 1923. It was rebuilt with financing from wealthy concessionaire Rell Jackson Spiller in 1924, and was referred to as Spiller Park or Spiller Field until 1932 when it became Ponce de Leon Park.


Scope and Content Note

The majority of this collection consists of members of the previous hitAtlanta Crackers next hit baseball team and players from the Nashville Vols. Most of the images were taken at Ponce de Leon Park in Atlanta, Georgia, and most are identified. Included are images of Buddy Bates, Charles Bicknell, Robert Boring, James Callaway, Ray Cattano, Paul Cave, Charles Cottier, Jack Daniels, John DeMerit, Frank DiPrima, Richard Grabowski, Robert Heartsfield, Rober Hartman, Ev Joyner, Charles King, Clyde King, Mike Krsnich, Ted Laguna, Ed McHugh, Ken McKenzie, Sam Meeks, Robert Montag, Hank Morgan, Jo Morgan, Earl Mosser, Don Nottebart, Gerald Nelson, Richard Phillips, William Reynolds, Clarence Riddle, Sam Taylor, John Turco, Bill Valentine, Bill Wilhelm. The collection also includes images of Ponce de Leon Park and images of Luther Williams Park in Macon, Georgia.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two sub-groups; (1) Baseball Parks, (2) previous hitAtlanta Crackers next hit, each arranged alphabetically according to name.


Index Terms

Athletics--Georgia--Atlanta
previous hitAtlanta Crackers next hit (Baseball team).
Baseball announcers--Georgia--Atlanta
Baseball fields--Georgia--Atlanta
Baseball fields--Georgia--Macon
Baseball uniforms--Georgia
Baseball--Georgia--Atlanta
Luther Williams Park (Macon, Ga.)
Ponce de Leon Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Sports--Georgia--Atlanta

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection is located in cold storage. Patrons must allow two hours after retrieval of item(s) before viewing material.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Information about ownership or custody of the collection prior to purchase is not available.

Preferred Citation

previous hitAtlanta Crackers next hit Photograph Collection, VIS 103, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Purchased from L.D. Jones, 1991 (1991.373)

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2005


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

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VIS 103.01 CS Box 1Macon Base-Ball Park, undated ( 4.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.02 CS Box 1Ponce De Leon Ballpark, 1956 ( 10.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.03CS Box 1Bates, Buddy, Manager, 1957-1958, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.04CS Box 1Bicknell, Charles, Pitcher, 1956 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.05CS Box 1Boring, Robert, Infield, 1956 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.06CS Box 1Callaway, James, Catcher, 1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.07 CS Box 1Cattano, Ray, Infield, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.08CS Box 1Cave, Paul, Infield, 1957-1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.09 CS Box 1Cottier, Charles, Infield, 1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.10CS Box 1Daniels, Jack, Outfield, 1956 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.11CS Box 1DeMerit, John, Outfield, 1958 ( 2.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.12CS Box 1DiPrima, Frank, Infield, 1956-1957 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.13CS Box 1Grabowski, Richard, Pitcher, 1956-1957 ( 8.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.14CS Box 1Hartsfield, Robert, Infield, 1957-1958 ( 4.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.15CS Box 1Hartman, Robert, Pitcher, 1957-1958 ( 4.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.16CS Box 1Joyner, Ev, Pitcher, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.17CS Box 1King, Charles, Outfield, 1957 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.18CS Box 1King, Clyde, Manager, 1956 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.19CS Box 1Krsnich, Mike, Infield, 1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.20CS Box 1Laguna, Ted, Catcher, 1957 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.21CS Box 1McHugh, Ed, Infield, 1956 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.22 CS Box 1McKenzie, Ken, Pitcher, 1957-1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.23 CS Box 1Meeks, Sam, Infield, 1956-1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.24CS Box 1Montag, Robert, Outfield, 1956-1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.25CS Box 1Morgan, Hank, Play by Play Announcer, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.26CS Box 1Morgan, Joe, Infield, 1957 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.27CS Box 1Mosser, Earl, Pitcher, 1956-1957 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.28CS Box 1Nottebart, Don, Pitcher, 1957 ( 2.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.29CS Box 1Nelson, Gerald, Pitcher, 1957 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.30CS Box 1Phillips, Richard, Infield, 1957-1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.31CS Box 1Reynolds, William, Outfield, 1956-1958 ( 2.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.32CS Box 1Riddle, Clarence, Infield, 1956-1958 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.33CS Box 1Taylor, Sam, Catcher, 1956-1957 ( 2.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.34CS Box 1Turco, John, Outfield, undated ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.35CS Box 1Valentine, Bill, Catcher, 1956-1957 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 103.36CS Box 1Wilhelm, Bill, Catcher, 1956 ( 3.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.37CS Box 1Unidentified previous hitAtlanta Crackers players, undated ( 6.0 images )
 

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VIS 103.38CS Box 1Unidentified, Southern Association players, undated ( 9.0 images )