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New York Highlanders and Hilltop Park Photo Gallery
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1903 New York Highlanders
You don’t have to be a Yankee fan to like this one!
This is our friend Don Stokes at his best – a beautiful colorization of the 1903 New York Highlanders, who later became the Yankees. Be sure to click on the photo to see a much larger, more detailed view.
See if you can pick out any names you can pick out before looking at the player identifications below. Hint: two Hall-of-Famers in the photo.
Click on the link to see a nice photo tribute to the New York Highlanders:
The 1903 Highlanders, managed by Clark Griffith, finished in 4th place in the American League (72–62). They played home games at Hilltop Park. Their top pitchers were Jack Chesboro (21-15, 2.71 ERA), Jesse Tannehill 15-5, 3.27 ERA), and player-manager Clark Griffith (14-11, 2.70). Their best average hitter was “Wee Willie” Keeler (.313); while the best run producer was Jimmy Williams (.267, 3 home runs, 82 RBIs). In the top row fourth from the left is John Ganzel, who hit the first homerun for the Highlander/Yankee franchise on May 11, 1903.
Jack Chesboro was coming off a 1902 season with Pittsburgh in which he went 28-6 (.824), with a 2.17 ERA. He followed the 1903 season by posting a phenomenal record in 1904 of 41-12 (.774), 1.82 ERA, with an unbelievable 454.2 innings pitched!
Top Row L-R:Ernie Courtney, Herman Long, Bill Pounds, John Ganzel, Monte Beville, Dave Fultz, Jimmy Williams, Jack Chesbro and Lefty Davis.
Bottom Row L-R: Herm McFarland, Jack O’Connor, Clark Griffith, Willie Keeler, Wid Conroy and Jesse Tannehill.
Photo Credits: Featured photo colorized by Don Stokes; All others from Google search