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John W. Bates of the Philadelphia Nationals (John William Bates (1882-1949). Color portrait of John W. Bates framed by two baseball bats. A 'P' is in the top left corner and 'Phillies' is in the top right corner. Known as Johnny Bates or Joe Bates. The team is the Philadelphia Athletics. Verso: John W. Bates. John W. Bates, popularly known as 'Joe,' outfielder for the Philadelphia Nationals, made his baseball debut with the team of his home town, Steubenville, Ohio, in 1905. His reputation as a long distance hitter brought him into the National League fold under the direction of the Bostons. In the middle of the season of 1909 he was traded to Philadelphia. He has become one of the best batters in the league, having cracked out 152 hits in 1910, good for a total of 209 bases. Includes statistics for 1908-1910. Base Ball Series 400 Designs. Piedmont The Cigarette of Quality. Factory No. 25, 2d Dist. VA.), 1911

Part of Leonard Brecher Tobacco & Chewing Gum Card Collection, ca. 1909-1911

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