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Who owns these heads? (Answer)
2008-07-21 19:03
by Bob Timmermann

Final mystery photo! Who are the three men with cleanly shaven pates?

They are from left to right: Rocky Bridges, Pete Reiser, and Fred Koenig. They were all coaches for the California Angels in 1971.




Also, the mysterious batter in the 1963 World Series photo has been confirmed (at least to my satisfaction) as Bobby Richardson. I updated the link with the evidence.

2008-07-21 16:35:09
1.   Eric Enders
I have no idea, but I'm going to take a wild guess that the one on the left is Rocky Bridges.
2008-07-21 16:46:27
2.   Eric Enders
The guy on the right looks pretty tall. The B-R PI tells me that the tallest position players for the Angels in the sixties, at 6'4", were Tom Egan, Dick Stuart, Joe Adcock, Len Gabrielson, Dick Simpson, and Frank Leja.

I'll guess that the guy on the right is Stuart.

2008-07-21 16:53:24
3.   Travis08
The guy on the right is probably more obscure than Gene Leek.

The guy in the middle is a former All-Star.

2008-07-21 16:56:37
4.   Eric Enders
Is Travis08 some sort of savant or does he have access to these photos via some other means?
2008-07-21 17:00:19
5.   Travis08
4 If you think about it, you can figure out where all these photos are sourced. From there, it just takes a little digging to find the original captioned photo.
2008-07-21 17:03:26
6.   fanerman
5 So... you're cheating?
2008-07-21 17:03:51
7.   Bob Timmermann
And that's why it's the last photo!
2008-07-21 17:04:26
8.   68elcamino427
Was this picture taken in Holtville?
2008-07-21 17:06:18
9.   Bob Timmermann
I believe the photo was taken in Holtville.
2008-07-21 17:08:09
10.   Bob Timmermann
I actually remember seeing this picture in an Angels yearbook.
2008-07-21 17:09:53
11.   Eric Enders
So I take it my guesses were incorrect?
2008-07-21 17:10:45
12.   Bob Timmermann
Rocky Bridges is indeed the man on the left.
2008-07-21 17:14:50
13.   Eric Enders
[Pumps fist.] That was a total shot in the dark. Other than remembering that he was sort of a funny-looking guy.
2008-07-21 17:22:17
14.   Bob Timmermann
Further hint. I saw this in an Angels yearbook that I saw the same year it was published.

It is one of my oldest baseball memories of the Angels.

2008-07-21 20:07:33
15.   das411
Woah wait Bob, didn't Score Bard do something like this once upon a time? Can we start e-mailing you photos from random ballgames so people can figure out where they came from?
2008-07-21 20:26:20
16.   Bob Hendley
Pete Reiser! I died when the Bums traded Bobby V. to the Halos. Because he ran into walls, I though he was the second coming of Reiser (I blame Vinny).

Please don't let this be the last one.

2008-07-21 20:34:27
17.   Bob Hendley
14 - That seems to be more of a reminder to self, than a hint for us.
2008-07-21 20:53:49
18.   Bob Timmermann
I have written about the first major league I attended on this blog before.

It was an Angels-Tigers game in 1971.

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