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A Look Back: Baseball in Utah around 1900

Claud "Lefty" Williams , who spent two years developing as a pitcher in the Pacific Coast League for Salt Lake City as well as Sacramento, presents a member of the Salt Lake Red Sox with an award in 1915. Following 1915, the Chicago White Sox purchased Williams’ contract. He is best known for his involvement in the "Black" Sox scandal where he and other players attempted to fix the world series for money. He was consequently banned from baseball for life.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Mar 21 2014 07:36AM
Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:48AM

Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment looks at baseball around 1900. Baseball was not only a popular past time in Salt Lake, but most small towns and mining camps also had teams and leagues.

Every gallery of the series is available at Here is a sampling:

Black pioneers and settlers in Utah

Women’s fashion from 1949-50

Key moments in Utah Jazz history

Historical images of Sugar House

Past Sundance Film Festival parties

Utah firefighters at the turn of the 19th century

Historic bars and saloons in Utah

Early settlers in Idaho

The 1988 Yellowstone fire

Early Utah mansions and homesteads

Pony Express, postal service and telegraph in Utah

The mining ghost town of Mercur

Construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle

Historic buildings in Utah

30 years of iconic rock and roll in Utah

Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s

BYU, Utah football programs

Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900

Historic photos of Temple Square

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