American Legion Baseball Players, circa 1940

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Title

American Legion Baseball Players, circa 1940

Subject

Baseball

Description

Cousins Sammy Hayes and James Carl Hayes pose in front of H&W Drug Store located in the Alston Building on Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa. The boys are wearing their American Legion baseball uniforms. The boys played for the Farley W. Moody Post of the American Legion of which James Carl's father was a member.

Sammy's name was John Samuel Hayes, born on July 24, 1927, to Samuel Victor Hayes and Essie Vaughn Hayes. The family lived in Echola.

James Carl Hayes was born August 19, 1925, to James Nathan Hayes and Dollie Sherrill Hayes. The family lived in Echola, but moved to Tuscaloosa in 1943. James Carl Hayes was killed in a motorcycle accident at Greensboro Avenue and 15th Street on May 3, 1945, when he was 19 years old.

Source

Personal Collection of Teresa Davis

Date

Circa 1940

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1021

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 inches by 7 inches

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