Saturday, May 05, 2018
July 11 1909 -- Although this could theoretically be any Vernon pitcher, I'm betting it is Roy Hitt. Herriman highlights the jutting chin, which matches with Hitt, and he came up the loser in a 1-0 11-inning game yesterday against Portland.
Pitching for the Vernon team, this superb pitcher would often be left in the lurch by the rest of his squad in 1909. He had a cup of coffee in the bigs in 1907, but his career was primarily as an ace pitcher in the minors, where he won over 200 games.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
Another point to note: I think the player is wearing a first-baseman's glove, rather than the multi-fingered glove common for other infielders of the era.
"Kitty" Brashear played first for Vernon in that game.