Framed 1920 World Champion Cleveland American League Baseball Club 39 3/4" x 27 1/2" inches
It was a season of tragedy and joy in Cleveland in 1920. In mid-August, shortstop Ray Chapman was struck by a Carl Mays fastball to the skull and never regained consciousness, dead at age twenty-nine. But six weeks later, still wearing black armbands at their left sleeves in memory of their fallen comrade, the Tribe would vanquish the Brooklyn Dodgers to claim the franchise's first ever World Championship. Presented here is a phenomenally scarce Poster measuring 39 3/4"x 27 1/2". Printed by the Poster graph Company in 1920, the image was taken by Louis Van Oeyen. Van Oeyen was based in Cleveland, Ohio. He was hired as a Cleveland Press Photographer in 1901 after his photos of the water intake explosion disaster in Lake Erie and the assassination of President William McKinley were published in the Cleveland Press. Pictured here are the 1920 Cleveland American League Baseball Club. Poster includes photos of Tris Speaker, Stanley Coveleski, Joe Sewell and Ray Chapman. The Indians won the series in memory of their former shortstop Ray Chapman, who had been killed earlier in the season when struck in the head by a pitched ball. With small staining and minor aging to the bottom right comer and right border, this still is in magnificent condition based on its age of over 100 years old.
MIN BID $1,000