Baseball player, Spike Shannon, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder leaning on bat prior to game against Chicago Cubs 1905 Photo -SUMMARY
Full-length portrait of William Shannon, baseball player, National League St. Louis Cardinals, leaning on bat at West Side Grounds, which was located between West Polk Street, South Wolcott Avenue (formerly Lincoln Street), West Taylor Street, and South Wood Street, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. SDN-003423, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A swift runner and a solid defensive outfielder, Spike Shannon was an aggressive ballplayer during baseball’s Dead Ball Era. He stole over 30 bases three times, including a career-high 34 in his rookie season with the St. Louis Cardinals, 1904. A native of Pittsburgh, Bill Shannon also played with the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates.