A Glimpse of Moonlight
Recently, the Hall of Fame received the donation of a rare postcard of the 1905 Class B New York State League Scranton (PA) Miners. Nine players, Manager Ashenbach, and his son piled into a 1905 Oldsmobile touring automobile for the team photo. In the back of the car, identified by a number 5 written on his shoulder, sits the 27-year-old Archie “Moonlight” Graham.
Author W.P. Kinsella was right. The Hall of Fame Library does have records for everyone who ever played in the majors ...even those who played in just a single game. And the extensive archives do include information about minor leaguers ... as well as thousands of other people who have touched baseball, in big ways and small.
Tom Shieber is the senior curator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum features a collection of nearly 250,000 photographs like this one. Reproductions are available for purchase. To purchase a reprint of this photograph or others from the Photo Archive collections, please call (607) 547-0375 or email [email protected]. Hall of Fame members receive a 10-percent discount.