Atlanta Crackers Photograph Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS103
Scope and Contents of the Records
The majority of this collection consists of members of the Atlanta Crackers 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.
- 1956-1958, undated
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.
The Atlanta Crackers 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 Atlanta Crackers played in the International League. The Atlanta Crackers 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.
Arrangement of the Papers
This collection is arranged in two sub-groups; (1) Baseball Parks, (2) Atlanta Crackers, each arranged alphabetically according to name.
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.
Information about ownership or custody of the collection prior to purchase is not available.
Purchased from L.D. Jones, 1991 (1991.373)
General Physical Description note
Extent: 82 color slides
Collection processed in 2005
- Athletics -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Atlanta Crackers (Baseball team)
- Baseball -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Baseball announcers -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Baseball fields -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Baseball fields -- Georgia -- Macon
- Baseball uniforms -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Luther Williams Park (Macon, Ga.)
- Ponce de Leon Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Sports -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Atlanta Crackers Photograph Collection ahc.VIS 103
- An Inventory of Their Photographs at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
- Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
- Language of description
- Script of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.