: Reverse reads: "Opening Game Cin. Ball Park. Apr. 15-1941. Showing Red players on field. Paul Derringer pitching."
This photograph depicts an overview shot of Crosley Field during the opening game between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals on April 15, 1941. Paul Derringer is on the mound. It appears that St. Louis just got a hit and the Reds are reacting to the play. The Reds lost to St. Louis 3-7.
Derringer played for the Reds from 1931 to 1945 and held the team record for career strikeouts when he retired. In 1941, the Reds finished third in the National League with a record of 88-66. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B13F01_018_001 Subjects
: Crosley Field (Cincinnati, Ohio)--History--Pictorial works; Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team); St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team); Baseball--Ohio--Cincinnati; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project. Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)