Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tigers in shower was 1949 TSN photo op

As a result of a particular episode of the Seinfeld television show, it has become fashionably politically correct to add "Not that there's anything wrong with it," when mentioning homosexuality.

That phrase leaped to mind recently when I saw a photo on Page 3 of the May 4, 1949, issue of The Sporting News.

The photo showed four members of the Detroit Tigers in the shower after the April 20 game against the White Sox when Johnny Groth hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to win 5-2.

In a similar vein of "too much information," that paper ran a photo on July 20 of then-St. Louis Cardinals radio broadcaster Harry Caray working the game topless. 

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