Friday, May 25, 2012
Press Photo Collection: Erskine and the Enemy
This press photo is dated from June 22, 1952, which is just a few days after Carl Erskine threw a no-hitter against the Cubs. Check out the written copy below (which is attached to the reverse of the photo) that describes the circumstances surrounding the photo. Erskine is getting some make-up help from Giants outfielder Monte Irvine before their guest appearance on a Olympic Fund TV Marathon. See, even bitter rivals can get together for a good cause. Also, note that the photo was taken by Herb Scharfman. He was a very well known and highly regarded Sports Illustrated photographer.
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