1937 Western Australian Claxton Shield Series baseball team1937
A signed photograph of the 1937 Western Australian Claxton Shield Series baseball team. The sepia-coloured photograph is mounted on brown cardboard and is encircled by the signatures of the team, their manager and patron.
Back Row: George Dickinson, Frank Crookes, George Day, Ron Halcombe (Manager), Jack McNamara, George Evans, C. P. Smith (Patron and Line Coach).
Centre Row: Ron Black, Llew Jones, Glen Dunstan, D. (Micky) Carr (Captain), Don Gilmour, Bill Lynch.
Front Row: Wally Nightingale, A. (Tich) Downing
Photograph of the 1937 Western Australian Claxton Shield Series baseball team.
In the 1930s baseball was in its infancy in Western Australia and was rapidly gaining popularity as a sport. This photograph is of significance as it depicts the first Western Australian baseball team to compete in the Australian Claxton Shield competition. It shows the style of uniform that was worn at that time and is a rare example because it includes the players’ signatures.
Players' signatures surround the photograph.
This is the inaugural Western Australian Team to compete in the Australian Claxton Shield baseball competition. The photograph was donated by the family of Glen Dunstan who was in the 1937 team and therefore has a special place in the collection.