|Title||Seattle Rainiers manager Bill Skiff with batboy Junior Johnson, Seattle, August 1944 |
|Caption||Just after the United States entered World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt decided that it would be good for the nation's morale if professional baseball games continued. Some players from the Seattle Rainiers joined the military, but the team continued to play throughout the war. In addition to their regular games, the team also played exhibition games against service ball clubs to raise money for the war effort.|
This August 1944 photo, taken during World War II, shows the manager of the Seattle Rainiers and a batboy Junior Johnson, son of pitcher Sylvester Johnson.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: Baseball - action.|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 22, 1944.
|Subjects||Baseball managers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sports--Washington (State)--Seattle; Children--Washington (State)--Seattle; Seattle Rainiers (Baseball team); Sick's Stadium (Seattle, Wash.) |
|Personal Names||Johnson, Junior|
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Mount Baker (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI26703 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |