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Harry Craft playing catch
Description: This is a photo of Cincinnati Reds outfielder Harry Craft catching a baseball. The photo was taken from the inside of a baseball stadium, possibly Crosley Field, and a backdrop of a city can be seen in the background showing several buildings and a few billboards. Harry Francis Craft (April 19, 1915 — August 3, 1995) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. Born, in Ellisville, Mississippi, he was an center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds from 1937-1942. Craft would join the Navy in 1942 and upon returning home, found that his skills had deteriorated and could no longer play. Instead of playing, Craft managed the Kansas City Athletics, Chicago Cubs, and the Houston Colt .45s. For his career, Craft had a batting average of .253, hitting 44 home runs, and had 267 runs batted in (RBI). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F01_020_001
Subjects: Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project; Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team)--History--Pictorial works; Baseball uniforms; Baseball--United States--Equipment and supplies--History;
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)