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April 24, 2018

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Stephen V. Rice

Hmm, I don't know why your email to me bounced back, but thank you for your post. I think the Harrisburg photo is another player because the shape of his face seems narrower and longer, with a longer jaw, even after taking account his smile.

Steve Rice

Nicolas

Based on Hake's Auction, picture was taken in 1925.

Did a quick search on Seamheads, there were 4 recorded lefties on the 1925 Harrisburg Giants:

1B Ben Taylor (5'11)
CF Oscar Charleston (Gary mentioned as 5'8)
P Willie Gisentaner (5'9)
P Wilbert Pritchett (no recorded height)

Charleston also played in 1924 for the Harrisburg Giants, maybe the photo was wrongly dated. Lefties on that team apart from Charleston:

1B Edgar Wesley (5'11)
P Fred Bell (no recorded height)
P Jim Jeffries (no recorded height)

I would start looking for pictures of those guys to see if they match the Hake's Auction "Fats Jenkins".

Caleb Hardwick

I think the smile, the lighting and the lines of his cheekbones are desceptively making his nose look wider than it actually is. The jawline might be an illusion of angle. Otherwise, it looks like the same person to me. (Though I've not had a good track record with photo IDs, so don't quote me).

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