Baseball player George Stone, St. Louis Browns outfielder, standing on the first baseline on the field at South Side Park during game against Chicago White Sox 1905 Photo - SUMMARY
Informal full-length portrait of outfielder George Stone of the American League's St. Louis Browns baseball team, standing on the first baseline on the field at South Side Park, located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, and West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Unidentified baseball players are walking on the field in the background. SDN-052046, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Hard-hitting George Stone was one of the pioneering players of the American League during the Dead Ball Era when the ball was larger in size and heavier in weight. In 1905 while playing with the St. Louis Browns, George Stone led the league in hits with 187 and in at bats with 632.
In 1906 George Stone had a splendid batting year. He led the entire league with a .358 batting average, led with 291 total bases and also led with a robust .501 slugging percentage. That year he hit career-highs with 25 doubles, with 20 triples and his 6 home runs were third highest in the American League. The next season, 1907, George Stone batted .320. He is one of the few batters in the early 1900s to hit over .300 in their careers - .301.