Rare Photo of Walter Johnson and Gabby Street

Here is a rare photo that we haven’t yet come across. We found it at the Detroit Public Library, of all places. Make sure you read the story about how Gabby Street was the only person to ever catch a ball thrown from the top of the Washington Monument. And, check out this great post which includes a radio broadcast of Walter Johnson calling a game.

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Walter Johnson and Gabby Street in 1910
Walter Johnson and Gabby Street in 1910

Source: Detroit Public Library

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  • David

    Very nice photo. In the upper left corner, you’ll see the date: September 1, 1910 (not 1919, as the caption says).