Item IHM.2021.0147 - Tom Alston at Cardinals workout

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Tom Alston at Cardinals workout

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  • 1950 (Creation)
    San Francisco (Calif)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 16.5 cm

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Tom Alston in the middle of a St. Louis Cardinals workout. Tom Alston played for the Indian Head Rockets and later became the first Black player on the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Caption under the photo that reads "Cardinals rookie first baseman Tom Alston shows a gigantic reach during yesterday's workout at Lang Field. Alston, first negro ever to don a red bird uniform, attempts a belated pickoff play as an unidentified teammate slides back in."

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