Support the news

A Historic Red Sox Photo Is Headed Home03:49
Download

Play
This article is more than 8 years old.
This 1901 photo of Sox pitcher George Cuppy is headed back to Boston. (Boston Public Library)
This 1901 photo of Sox pitcher George Cuppy is headed back to Boston. (Boston Public Library)

A few weeks ago, David Maus thought he had struck gold.

Maus, a sports memorabilia collector, was on eBay when he spotted a rare photo of a pitcher from the first-ever Boston Red Sox team. He bought it. But when the photo arrived at his Iowa home, something seemed off.

After a little detective work, Maus discovered that the historic image had been stolen from the Boston Public Library. So he alerted the library, and the photo of pitcher George Cuppy is now on its way back to Boston.

WBUR's All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with Maus about the photo of a player whose name — unless you're very well-versed in early baseball history — may not be familiar.

Related:

This program aired on May 23, 2011.

Sacha Pfeiffer Twitter Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.

More…

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news