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Who's at bat?
2008-07-17 23:04
by Bob Timmermann
I'm 99% sure I know who it is, do you?
2008-07-17 23:25:02
1.   Linkmeister
The uniform looks like the Reds. The uniform number ends in three, so it's not Frank Robinson (#20). Pinson hit lefthanded.

Gus Bell?

2008-07-17 23:38:54
2.   Cliff Corcoran
1 I'm not so sure that's a three. It could be a zero, and thus be Robinson, which was my guess.

Gus Bell was, much like his son and grandson, white.

2008-07-17 23:52:35
3.   Eric Enders
It's definitely the Reds. The number does look like a 3, but I think it also could be a wrinkled zero. Or even an 8 or a 9.

If it's a zero, it could be big Frank. It might be Leo Cardenas, but the guy looks too muscular to be Cardenas. (I couldn't find what number he wore.)

It's not Tommy Harper, he was #17.

Outside shot it's Charlie Neal; he was #19.

But I'll guess that it was #23 Lee May.

He only batted once against Koufax. It was at Dodger Stadium, on April 30, 1966. He grounded out to Lefebvre.

2008-07-18 00:14:44
4.   Linkmeister
Well, I wasn't gonna swear to the hitter being black, what with tans from daytime baseball and b&w film. ;)
2008-07-18 03:53:27
5.   DXMachina
Baseball Almanac says that the only Reds position player to have a number ending in 3 from 1962-66 was Lee May (#23), but the guy in the picture looks too small to be May (6'3", 205), or Robinson (6'1", 195) for that matter. I think it's probably Cardenas (#16).
2008-07-18 05:21:15
6.   Cliff Corcoran
4 Gus Bell was also a lefty.
2008-07-18 06:31:23
7.   RIYank
I can see how the numeral could be a 0 but not a 6. I rule out Lee May because of the stance (not that I remembered -- I had to google some images of May batting). So I'll say Robinson.
2008-07-18 07:31:27
8.   Bob Timmermann
I am 99% sure that the batter is Charlie Neal.

I'm helped out by the fact that I know the picture was taken at this game:

Charlie Neal wore #19 for the Reds in 1963.

I eliminated Robinson early because the player is too small and the stance is too compact.

Also the batter's arms look fairly, which would eliminate Cardenas who was relatively skinny.

Finally, that's a 9 that visible on the uniform.

2008-07-18 07:33:44
9.   Travis08
The photo's from this game:

Right-handed batting Reds in the lineup:
Pete Rose (#14)
Tommy Harper (#17)
Frank Robinson (#20)
Don Pavlevich (#8)
Charlie Neal (#19)
Leo Cardenas (#16)
Johnny Edwards (#6)
Bob Purkey (#37)
Ken Walters (#21)

2008-07-18 07:36:07
10.   Bob Timmermann
Sorry, "the batters arms look fairly muscular" which is what I left out.
2008-07-18 07:59:52
11.   Bob Timmermann

Should give you what Neal's arms looked like.

2008-07-18 08:08:01
12.   Bob Timmermann
My balky ISP is causing me to leave out words.
2008-07-18 08:45:04
13.   old dodger fan
I love the box score. 1st inning they IW Fairly to get to McMullen (who's batting .233) who hits a bases loaded single. Koufax is up 2-0 in the first and that's all he needed.

Great picture.

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