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Title Old Dominion Baseball Team
Description Black and white photograph of the Old Dominion Baseball Team. The typewritten caption above the image reads as follows: "Roanoke Athletes Gather For A Team Picture".This photograph is a reprint from The Roanoke Times & World News of the same image as Object ID Number 1964.16.1. Handwritten notes on the reverse of Object ID # 1964.16.1 identify the third person from the left in the back row as Lucian Cocke, fourth from the left as the team manager, John Trout, and the boy on the far right in the cap as Ahern or O'Hern. In the middle row, the player on the left is identified as Jim Bear and the player next to him as Crowley. The player on the right in the front row is identified as "Cub" Bear and the words Cub Bear are added to his left arm in the image at Object ID # 1964.16.1. The player in the center of the front row is identified as Lemon with a question mark. The name "Ott Willis" has been written on the image next to the head of a player in the back row at Object ID # 1964.16.1.
According to Raymond Barnes' "A History of the City of Roanoke" each ward had a baseball team with the southwest section represented by The Old Dominion with players Charles and James Bear, and Lucian and C.F. Cocke.

Place Virginia/Roanoke
Date circa 1902
Year Range from 1898.0
Year Range to 1905.0
Copyright All rights belong to the History Museum of Western Virginia without restriction.
Subjects Baseball
Baseball gloves
Baseball players
Baseball teams
Clothing & dress
Wards, Administrative Divisions
Search Terms History of Roanoke, A
Old Dominion baseball team
Roanoke Times & World-News
People Ahern
Barnes, Raymond P.
Bear, "Cub"
Bear, Charles
Bear, James
Bear, Jim
Cocke, C. F.
Cocke, Lucian
Crowley, (Unknown)
Trout, John
Willis, Ott
Collection History Museum Photograph Collection
Imagefile 047\198342105.JPG
Old ID number 983.42.105
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1983.42.105