Analyzing a mystery photo from the 1914 World Series

From SABR member Tom Shieber at Baseball Researcher on November 19, 2011:

Mark is currently working on an illustrated history of the Braves and one of the latest mysteries he sent along has to do with the “Miracle” Boston Braves of 1914. (For another post about this club, check out my earlier blog entry titled “Rabbit Maranville is not a Nazi.”) Mark emailed the following image that can be found at the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog at the Library of Congress accompanied by a note in which he stated that …

“This [George Grantham] Bain photo of the 5 Braves players from 1914 has the ID’s of Joe Connolly and Lefty Tyler reversed on the original neg. But Tyler is clearly the 4th from the left and Connolly 3rd …. Any idea what ballpark this is?”

As for the mix-up of identifications, Mark was absolutely correct. The noted positions of Joe Connolly and Lefty Tyler are swapped.

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Originally published: December 2, 2011. Last Updated: December 2, 2011.