Vintage smoking ballplayer of the day


From the photo collection, a picture of Maurice “Sparky Joe” Partain.

Maurice was standing in front of the team bus on August 6, 1950 enjoying an after game smoke before boarding the Jackson Generals bus.

The Generals were members of the defunct “Kitty” League (Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League).

Candid vintage photos such as this one give us a glimpse of life in the minor leagues. Luckily for us, the photographer recorded a great deal of info on the backs of these photos, including his hometown at the time of Nashville.

I will be sharing more vintage baseball photos like this in upcoming posts.




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