Thursday, May 26, 2011
1908 Cincinnati Reds went 5-5 in games vs. Almendares, Habana
The 1908 Cincinnati Reds team at Almendares Park in Cuba.
This photo was posted at Agate Type, a website which describes itself as "adventures in baseball archeology."
The site identifies the players as: (standing, left to right) Miller Huggins, John Kane, Ducky Pearce, manager Frank Bancroft, Larry McLean, Dick Hoblitzell, Mike Mitchell and (seated, left to right) Bob Spade, Billy Campbell, Jean Dubuc, Rudy Hulswitt and Hans Lobert.
According to Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961, the Reds lost four of five games against Almendares with the Blues winning 1-0, 2-1, 4-2 and 3-0 as Cuba's Jose Mendez recorded 25 consecutive scoreless innings in three appearances and picked up a pair of victories.
Cincinnati fared much better against Habana, winning four of five games.