Student batter prepares to swing, 1950s

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Description

Taken from behind the batter, this image shows a boy preparing his bat to swing. Another boy can be seen on at the pitcher's spot, arm in the air but hand empty. The ball floats midair between the two players. Further back, more boys can be seen in various base and field positions. All wear jeans and tee shirts, and do not appear to have gloves.

While this is likely to be an informal softball game between friends and classmates, Coralville students also eventually had the opportunity to play through Little League, started in 1958 by Joe Gaeta through the Recreation Department and sponsored by the Optimist Club (Walch, p. 91; Lovetinsky et al., p. 57, 74).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

Early 1950s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

Files

97.33.90.jpg

Citation

“Student batter prepares to swing, 1950s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/258.

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