6 in HIGH x 10.5 in WIDE
(15.24 cm HIGH x 26.67 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

#517 & "Oaks / 5 col / ...lay" (handwritten on back in pencil); "TRIB B APR 1 - 1945" (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back)

Black and white glossy photograph of three Oakland Oaks baseball players. Photo shows all three in the various processes of catching a baseball: Jimmy Herrera (left) has just caught a ball; Jake Caulfield (center) is scooping with his hand and glove and is in the process of catching a ball; and Chet Rosenlund (right) is preparing to catch a ball as he watches the ball heading toward him. All three are in full uniform that includes white pants, white jerseys with "Oaks" written on the front and dark socks and caps (no insignia on the caps). They are on a grass field and there are billboards on the fence behind them. Caption affixed to back reads: "Three of last season's infielders are still holding down positions with the Oaks. Jimmy Herrera (left) is the second sacker, Jake Caulfield (center), is at short, and Chet Rosenlund (right) is the regular third sacker. They will be seen in action today at the Emeryville ball yard against Portland." Player's uniforms have been outlined and shaded for reproduction purposes.

Oakland Oaks (PCL)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_Oaks_%28PCL%29 (7/13/2007)The Oakland Oaks were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1955. Along with the Los Angeles Angels, Portland Beavers, Sacramento Solons, San Francisco Seals, and Seattle Indians, the Oaks were charter members of the Pacific Coast League which was founded in 1903. The team finished last that year, and finished either last or next to last place four more times before winning its first PCL pennant in 1912. The Oaks (or �Acorns� as they were also called) played their home games at Freeman�s Park at 59th Street and San Pablo Avenue and at Recreation Park in San Francisco.After the 1912 season, the Oaks opened their new stadium, named Oakland Ball Park (or simply Oaks Park) though it was located in the neighboring city of Emeryville at San Pablo and Park Avenues. In their first season at Oaks Park the Acorns finished last, and were mired in the second division for more than a decade. In 1916, a struggling Oaks team made history by breaking the professional baseball color line, as Jimmy Claxton pitched in both ends of a double-header on May 28th, 1916. He was introduced to the team as an American Indian, but once the team discovered that his ancestry was both Native American and African, he was fired.In 1927, the Oaks won their first pennant at Oaks Park, finishing 120-75 (.615), 14_ games over the runner-up Seals.In 1943, a controlling interest in the Oaks was purchased by C. L. �Brick� Laws, who operated the team for its remaining seasons. In 1946, Laws hired Charles �Casey� Stengel, the former manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves of the National League to manage the Oaks. He responded with second and fourth place finishes, before the club won its most celebrated pennant in 1948. It was in Oakland that Stengel developed his talent for �platooning,� i.e., juggling his lineup to maximize each player�s potential in given situations, that served him so famously as manager of the New York Yankees.On October 18, 1967, twelve years after the Oaks played their last game in Emeryville, the American League owners gave Kansas City Athletics president Charles O. Finley permission to move the Athletics to Oakland for the 1968 season.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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