Baseball player Jack Knight, New York, pointing in the air, standing on the field at South Side Park prior to game vs Chicago White Sox 1909 Photo SUMMARY
Informal full-length portrait of baseball player John Knight, American League's New York Yankees team, pointing in the air, standing on the field at South Side Park, located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Bleachers are visible in the background. A billboard advertisement for Cuban cigars is partially visible along the outfield wall in the background. SDN-055115, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A hard-playing shortstop during baseball's Dead Ball Era, John Knight signed on with Connie Mack and his Philadelphia Athletics back in 1905 and played 2 and a half seasons before being traded to the Boston Red Stockings on June 7, 1907 for Jimmy Collins, the first third baseman elected to the Hall of Fame. After hitting just .214 combined for both teams John Knight was out of the majors the next year, 1908. He signed with the NewYork Highlanders (later nicknamed the Yankees) and batted a career-best .312 in 1910. Altogether John Knight played eight seasons and compiled a .239 life-time batting mark.