We have a couple of pictures in our family of my grandfather, Clarence John, that are a pretty classic American theme:
|Clarence John, sometime between 1916-1928 in Wisconsin.|
He is clearly wearing a Chicago White Sox uniform. Family rumor had it he played for a farm team for a short while. Unfortunately, I can find no record of Clarence playing for a farm team or for the White Sox. I checked with the Baseball Hall of Fame. It is possible he played for a local team that took on the name of the White Sox. Although I find that idea, passed on to me by an acquaintance, not very likely.
He does look cute in his uniform though.
On the same theme here is a Shepard relative with his baseball team, this one is in West Virginia:
|One of the Shepard boys with his ball team, he is front row second from left. It could be my great-grandfather William Shepard, Sr., but I would have to confer with Mother about that.|