Baseball player, Bobby LaMotte, St. Louis Browns shortstop crouching on the field at Comiskey Park prior to game against Chicago White Sox 1925 Photo SUMMARY
Informal three-quarter length portrait of baseball player Bob LaMotte, of the American League's St. Louis Browns, crouching 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), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois.NOTES This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper. SDN-065312, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A noted defensive shortstop, Bobby LaMotte came up to the Washington Nationals organization back in 1920, and went back-and-forth in the majors and minors the next two seasons. In 1925 he signed with the old St Louis Browns and had his best season in batting with 20 doubles, 4 triples, 2 homers scored 61 runs runs and batted in 51, while hitting .272. On January 15 1927 Bobby LaMotte was traded to the Detroit Tigers in a 7-player deal but refused to go to Detroit and retired instead.