White Sox baseball player Tannehill, jogging on the third baseline towards home plate on the field at a ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri CREATED/PUBLISHED 1907. SUMMARY
Image of Lee Tannehill, third baseman for the American League's Chicago White Sox, jogging on the third baseline towards home plate on the field at an American League ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri. Catcher Stephens, of the American League's St. Louis Browns, is standing at home plate. Crowds are visible in the grandstands and bleachers in the background. NOTES: This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper. SDN-005709, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Brought up as a shortstop during his rookie season, 1903, with the Chicago White Sox, Lee Tannehill was shifted to third base the next season and went on to lead the American League four times in assists, in double plays twice and in errors once. A noted slick fielder, Lee Tannehill played during the Dead Ball Era when the baseball was slightly larger in size and infields were filled with pebbles and stones.
Lee Tannehill played with the White Sox his entire 10-year career, and helped the team win the 1906 pennant, although in the World Series he got just one hit in nine at bats he did score one run. Note: the White Sox defeated the Cubs in the 1906 World Series 4 games to 2.
He was the first player to hit a home run in Comiskey Park in Chicago, an inside the park homer on July 31, 1910. And, Jesse Tannehill was the first player to record two unassisted double plays in a single season, and he did in on the same day, on August 4, 1911 against the Washington Nationals. His older brother, Jesse, pitched in the majors and won 194 games while losing just 118 in 15 seasons, 1894-1911.