Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hopp Safe

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 6, 1948

I ran across this photo while doing some research for an upcoming post. Here's the box score from

This is looking at third base.  What exactly happened to have Phil Cavarretta (1B) standing nearest to home plate?  I guess he was backing the plate.  Then we have Andy Pafko (3B).  That makes sense.  All Walker (C) is trying to tag the runner, Johnny Hopp.  Eddie Waitkus (LF) is coming in to stop an errant throw.

Pittsburgh won, 7-3.  That was the first game of a Double Header.  They also played a Double Header the following day.  In fact, they played a total of 26 Double Headers at season.

1948 Leaf, Johnny Hopp (card #139)

image of Leaf card lifted from this ebay auction

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