Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

The 1949 Baseball Team

image number:

P0043243

description:

This image appears on page 324 of the 1950 Arbutus yearbook.

This image also appears on page 17 in the June 1949 Alumni magazine. The caption reads, "Hail to the Champs!- Here's the Indiana squad which upset pre-season predictions of a lowly position in the Big Nine baseball campaign by battling to a tie for the championship with Iowa and Michigan. Left to right they are: First row-- Jim Platis, East Chicago; Chris Platis, East Chicago; Willard Litz, Indinapolis; John Kyle, Gary; and Howard Buickel, Boonville. Second row -- Bill Stearman, Columbus; Harry Moore, Crawfordsville; Robert Moore, Camby; Don Ritter, Aurora, and Gene Ring, South Bend. Third row - - Joe Lawecki, South Bend; Ray Lannum, Bloomington; Bob Bauer, Aurora; John Gorkis, Chicago; Julius Smith, Elkhart ,and John Phillips, Princeton. Fourth row -- Wallace Getz, Bronxville, NY.; Don Colnitis, Oak Park, Ill.; Bill Tosheff, Gary; Lou Watson, Jeffersonville, and De Russell, Park Ridge, Ill. Fifth row - - Assistant Coach Bob Johnson; Tom Birko, Coraopolis, Pa., and Head Coach Ernie Andres."

date taken:

1949 April

film code:

Kodak - Safety 54

photographer studio:

Athletic Department

donor image number:

949-0383

accession number:

95/014

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Platis, J.

personal name:

Platis, C.

personal name:

Litz, W.

personal name:

Kyle, J.

personal name:

McGee, J.

personal name:

Buickel, H.

personal name:

Stearman, W.

personal name:

Moore, Harry

personal name:

Moore, Bob

personal name:

Ritter, D.

personal name:

Ring, G.

personal name:

Lawecki, J.

personal name:

Lanum, R.

personal name:

Bauer, R.

personal name:

Gorkis, J.

personal name:

Smith, J.

personal name:

Phillips, J.

personal name:

Getz, W.

personal name:

Colnitts, D.

personal name:

Tosheff, W.

personal name:

Watson, L.

personal name:

Russell, D.

personal name:

Johnson, R.

personal name:

Birko, T.

personal name:

Andres, Ernie

location of individuals:

(Front Row, L to R) J. Platis, C. Platis, W. Litz, J. Kyle, J. McGee and H. Buickel.

(Second Row, L to R) W. Stearman, Harry Moore, Bob Moore, D. Ritter and G. Ring.

(Third Row, L to R) J. Lawecki, R. Lanum, R. Bauer, J. Gorkis, J. Smith, J. Phillips, W. Getz, D. Colnitts, W. Tosheff, L. Watson and D. Russell.

(Back Row, L to R) Assistant Coach R. Johnson, T. Birko and coach Ernie Andres.

topic:

Baseball

topic:

Coaches (Athletics)

topic:

Team photo

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups