This film isn’t in color, but it’s fascinating anyway.
George Roy, who runs Flagstaff Films, sent me this film to see if I could help identify the players within. There are a couple of players obvious: Hack Wilson and Gabby Hartnett.
Rare-1929-Hack taking hacks with his fellow @Cubs inc Gabby Hartnett and Guy Bush, Wrigley Field-special thanks to @bleedcubbieblue and crew for helping to ID (from the BW Vintage Collection of the Flagstaff Films baseball home movie archive) pic.twitter.com/6CsS9BUY94
— Flagstaff Films (@Flagstafffilms) November 21, 2018
Beyond that I couldn’t tell, but I figured Mike Bojanowski could. And I was right!
The older gentleman with Hartnett beginning at :32 is Jimmy Burke, a Cubs coach from 1926-30.
The player ducking punches from :40 is Guy Bush, with the Cubs from 1923-34.
I am positive about the first two, the player shown from :44 is, I think, Hal Carlson, a Cub from 1927-30.
The player (pitcher) warming up at :49 is Sheriff Blake, with the Cubs from 1924-31.
The fellow at the very end is Joe McCarthy, manager.
The batters (the two not Hartnett or Wilson) don’t offer enough face to identify.
After I got those IDs back from Mike, I found one …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue