1925 photo of Charlie Hargreaves, catcher of the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, crouching on the field at Weeghman Field (later renamed Wrigley Field), located at 1060 West Addison Street and bounded by West Waveland Avenue, North Seminary Avenue, North Clark Street, and North Sheffield Avenue in the Lake View community area of Chicago, Illinois. SDN-065475, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Then as now, good catchers were held in high regard, and Charlie Hargreaves was durable and a solid defensive and offensive backstop. A career .270 hitter he played his first 5 and a half seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1923-1928 and then was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Joe Harris and catcher Johnny Gooch. For Pittsburgh Charlie Hargreaves had three solid seasons, hitting .285, .268, and .268. In 1929 and 1930 he caught 99 games and 102.