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Vintage 1880's Photo of a Baseball Team titled "Baseball on the Prairie" The original photo is mounted on cardboard the overall size is 8 x 10 inches, there are water stains on some of the cardboard and the bottom left corner has a crack in it that has been tapped a long time agoas shown. The photo itself is 5x7 inches there is some marks on the edges of the photo as shown but there is no damage to the photo. Written on the back of the photois :Baseball on the Prairie and the "Exendine Ball Team". I have searched all the towns in the prairie states and could not findthis name or anything close to it. It turns out the team was named after Albert Exendine who was a baseball player, coach, and lawyer his bio is listed below.I also found a picture of him on Wikipedi which matches one of the players in the photo. A nice old baseball photo to add to your collection. Shipping $8.50
Albert Andrew "Ex" Exendine (January 7, 1884 – January 4, 1973) was an American football player, coach, and lawyer. He played college football at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School where he was an All-American end. Exendine served as the head football coach at Otterbein College (1909–1911), Georgetown University (1914–1922), the State College of Washington — now Washington State University (1923–1925), Occidental College (1926–1927), Northeastern State Teachers' College — now Northeastern State University (1929), and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College — now Oklahoma State University (1934–1935). He was also the head baseball coach at Oklahoma A&M from 1932 to 1933, tallying a mark of 19–13. Exendine was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1970.
Exendine was born in Indian Territory and played for Pop Warner's Carlisle Indians from 1902 to 1907. Though never having played the game before arriving at the institute, Exendine was named to Walter Camp's third-team All-American team in 1906. Vanderbilt upset Carlisle 4 to 0 in 1906. Vanderbilt running back Honus Craig called this his hardest game, giving special praise to Exendine as "the fastest end I ever saw."
From 1914 to 1922, Exendine coached at Georgetown and compiled a 55–21–3 record. His tenure there included a 9–1 season in 1916 and an 8–1 season in 1921. From 1923 to 1925, he coached at Washington State, tallying a mark of 6–13–4. From 1934 to 1935, he coached at Oklahoma A&M, where he compiled a 7–12–1 record.
Exendine earned a law degree at Dickinson School of Law while he was coaching at Georgetown. He later practiced law in Oklahoma and served with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.