2000.1.43

15-Nov-48
10.25 in HIGH x 13.5 in WIDE
(26.03 cm HIGH x 34.29 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers
2000.1.43


Tribune caption on the back, Nov. 17, 1948- "When Lou Bittner (center) gives his cagers a pep talk, they have to lift him up to their height so they can hear him. The Bittners will open against California November 27. The players are (left to right) Dave Minor, Chuck Hanger, Dick Fleming, Ed Vass, Don Barsdale, Cal Reimcke." May 31, 1980- "When Lou Bittner gave on ehof his Oakland basketball teams a pep talk, the players playfully lifted him to their height so they could hear. From left are Dave Miner, Chuck Hanger, Dick Fleming, Ed Vass, Don Barksdale and Cal Riemcke. The Bittners won the 1949 antional AAU championship." Same information is also handwritten on the back of the photo. Photo shows the six players in the Bittners uniforms forming a half circle around Bittner who is being held off the ground by his elbows by two of the players.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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