Geshrick, Ray “Bigbee” PapersAugust 22, 2016
Title: Geshrick, Ray “Bigbee” Papers
Reference Code: Mss-3322
Inclusive Dates: 1920s-1940s
Location: Sm Mss
Abstract: Ray “Bigbee” Geshrick was a star of Milwaukee’s sandlot baseball leagues. One newspaperman called him the “Babe Ruth” of the Pantke-Harpkes Hatters. He earned a tryout with the Dubuque, Iowa, baseball club of the Mississippi Valley League.
Scope and Content: This collection contains newspaper clippings and photographs relating to Ray “Bigbee” Geshrick and sandlot baseball teams in Milwaukee spanning the 1920s and 1930s. It also, includes a blank 1934 score card for an AAA Municipal League game as well as Geshrick’s release notice from the Dubuque baseball club. In additional, this collection contains photos and a newspaper clipping relating to the contortionist Roman Budnick.
Access and Use: No restrictions
Notes: Photos of Ray “Bigbee” Geshrick see M-90A: Early Baseball Teams & Players. For images of Roman Budnick, see portraits files.
Arrangement: Processed by E.M. Braithwaite, October 5, 2015