1916 Photo Portrait of American League's St. Louis Browns baseball player Jimmy Austin reaching for a ball on the field at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street; South Shield's Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue); South Wentworth Avenue, in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Spectators sitting in the outfield bleachers and the scoreboard are visible in the background. SDN-060619, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
An outstanding fielding third baseman, Jimmy Austin played in the major leagues from 1909 thru 1929, the first two seasons with the New York Yankees, and the rest with the now defunct St Louis Browns. Playing in the dead ball era when the focus was on the infield, and the infield was littered with pebbles, stones and even glass, Pepper Austin compiled a very solid .933 career fielding percentage at third base. From 1923 thru 1932 he coached with the Browns and later for the Chicago White Sox, 1933-1940.