No, it's Harry Dewitt in 1903. Someone (presumably his wife) humorously inscribed "Ty Cobb" under this portrait in a family album. We can assume the album was prepared sometime later, as Ty Cobb wouldn't become a household name for a couple of years after 1903.
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I think we can tell who it was that probably took the picture, Pansy herself from the big brim hat shadow.
That was quite the baseball mitt.
Charlott on 29th March 2019 @ 7:04am
Harry Dewitt, born in 1880, is first mentioned in the 9 January 1903 Hood River Glacier as recently coming from Portland. By April 1903 he was playing baseball, and was frequently mentioned that year as being a notable player.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 30th March 2019 @ 5:03am
There is a photo here somewhere of Harry Dewitt in his auto shop with a broken hand or foot. That must have stifled his baseball game a bit.
My dad said if you were a good baseball player you could get a job in a mill town, and play on their team.
L.E. on 30th March 2019 @ 9:31am
Is that padded pants, and if so, why?
nels on 30th March 2019 @ 9:06pm
Glacier articles for 1903 list him as center field, right field, and umpire.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 31st March 2019 @ 3:34am
L.E., the image you mentioned of Harry Dewitt with a broken foot is #1199. It was 1916, so I suspect his baseball career was over by then.
Arthur on 31st March 2019 @ 11:25am