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Canton Roster w/ Numbers 1920

PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:59 pm
by JeffreyMiller
I am looking for a Canton roaster from 1920, with numbers. If anyone has it and can scan it for me, it would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Re: Canton Roster w/ Numbers 1920

PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:13 pm
by Bob Gill
It's possible, maybe likely, that the players didn't have numbers in 1920. I'm pretty sure numbers weren't used in baseball until 1927 or so.

Re: Canton Roster w/ Numbers 1920

PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:33 pm
by JeffreyMiller
Bob Gill wrote:It's possible, maybe likely, that the players didn't have numbers in 1920. I'm pretty sure numbers weren't used in baseball until 1927 or so.


I have a couple of action shots from the Buffalo-Canton game and both teams have numbered shirts. Trying to identify one player from Cantin who is wearing #30

Re: Canton Roster w/ Numbers 1920

PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:35 pm
by Bob Gill
Interesting. In that case, you might try the Hall of Fame library. They have -- or at least they used to have -- a large collection of old programs. (Though I imagine they get pretty scarce when you go as far back as 1920.)

Re: Canton Roster w/ Numbers 1920

PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:27 am
by JameisLoseston
I suppose this is at least something. http://jt-sw.com/football/pro/stats.nsf/Annual/1920-can

Re: Canton Roster w/ Numbers 1920

PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:34 am
by JuggernautJ
There is no number 30 listed on this roster but there are some blanks... perhaps one of those...

https://www.profootballarchives.com/1920apfacan.html