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Emmett Ashford Dual photograph, 1966 April 24
A set of black-and-white photographs of baseball umpire, Emmett Ashford. The caption below the image (not shown) reads, "4/24-San Francisco: In a baseball breed which bears more cries of wrath from fans than applause, Emmett Ashford, 36, of Los Angeles, stands in a unique position. He is not only the first Negro to umpire in organized baseball but probably the only arbiter who ever drew a round of applause. Ashford, who is considered one of the most competent umpires in the Pacific Coast League, was a postal clerk for 15 years before becoming a full time umpire. At left, Ashford roughens up baseballs prior to game, while at right he chats with Oakland Oaks Manager Chuck Dressen." The photo with Chuck Dressen may have been taken earlier than 1966.
Dressen, Charles, 1894-1966
Ashford, Emmett, 1914-1980
Oakland Oaks (Baseball team)
Major League Baseball (Organization)
American League of Professional Baseball Clubs
Pacific Coast League
9 x 7 in.
Stacks--Players and Managers
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