The big All-Star charity game was at Boston’s Fenway Park in 1917. I remember Ty signin’ me up for the throwin’ contest before the game. I just went in the outfield an’ threw the ball like I always did. I ended up tossin’ the ball 397 feet! That ended up bein’ 12 feet farther than anyone else. The game was for a really good cause. Buck Weaver, Ty Cobb, other A.L. stars, and me raised money for the family of a recently deceased Boston sports hero by playin’ the Red Sox. The Red Sox ended up beatin’ us two to nothin’.
Shoeless Joe and Charlie Herbert “Lefty” Jackson (no relation), Comiskey Park, 1915 (SDN-060439), Detroit Tigers Ty Cobb and former White Sox manager Kid Gleason at Comiskey Park, 1926 (SDN-062596), Ty Cobb felt blanket, ca. 1915 (ICHi-67443)