Geshrick, Ray “Bigbee” Papers

Title: Geshrick, Ray “Bigbee” Papers

Reference Code: Mss-3322

Inclusive Dates: 1920s-1940s

Quantity: 000.03

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

Language: English

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