Wednesday, February 9, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 139: The Players

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver//Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This picture is of three San Diego Padres baseball fans in 1958.  Knowledgeable baseball fans will say "but the Padres entered the Major Leagues in 1969."  There was, of course, a minor league San Diego Padres team from 1936 to 1967.

Pictured here, from left to right, are the Seaver boys - Randy, Scott and Stanley.  From this photo, you can guess that Randy is left-handed and Stanley is right-handed. 

The real prize here is the glove on Scott's left hand - it's a Luke Appling five-fingered glove that my father had from his baseball days in the 1930's (that's what he said...).  Luke Appling played from 1933 to 1950 in the Major Leagues.  In 1958, Stanley was a catcher playing Little League baseball, Randy was keeping score and Scott was trying to master catching the ball (and the Luke Appling glove didn't help much, since Scott's hand wasn't big enough to squeeze the ball!).  Scott had the best high school baseball career - as a pitcher - he  baffled hitters with his repertoire.  Randy didn't play, and Stan was a backup catcher to an all-league player.

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