Half a Million – and One

Wiles_90By Tim Wiles

The Hall of Fame Library – home to an estimated half a million photographs – grew by one recently when Aubrey and Debra Carter

Aubrey Carter donates a photo of the Hampton Normal Institute Cubs to Hall of Fame Director of Research Tim Wiles. (Debra Carter)

Aubrey Carter donates a photo of the Hampton Normal Institute Cubs to Hall of Fame Director of Research Tim Wiles. (Debra Carter)

donated this original team photo of the Hampton Normal Institute Cubs of 1910-11.

Hampton Normal Institute, which was established to educate African-American and Native American Students, is now known as Hampton University, in Hampton, Virginia. Aubrey’s grandfather, James A. Carter, is pictured in the front row, wearing a dark sweater but no jersey. Research is ongoing to see if we can figure out who all of the other players and coaches are.

Any readers with information are encouraged to contact the Museum at research@baseballhall.org. More information on this photo can be found here.

Tim Wiles is the Director of Research at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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