This is a place where I will write about Wally Pipp’s place in the Powers family and his place in the world of baseball.
First Baseman for;
The Detroit Tigers 1913-1915
The New York Yankees 1915-1926
The Cincinatti Reds 1926-1929
First Baseman, New York Yankees, American League Baseball
Photo taken in 1918 at the Polo Grounds, Upper Manhattan, New York City. Shown here with the red, white and blue armband as part of the 1918 uniform honoring those fighting in WWI.
Pipp in Film
Her First Game (1917) – (released; 20 August 1917)
Primarily produced by Metro. This film tells the story of a husband and wife going to a baseball game at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, New York City. Starred; Mack Swain, Mrs. Sydney Drew, Mr. Sydney Drew and then current New York Yankee first baseman Wally Pipp.
The year the film released, 1917, was the second year in a row Wally held the American League record for most home runs in a season.
This film was one of the delightful domestic comedies about Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Drew. Sydney takes his wife to her first baseball game and she disrupts the entire grandstand with her bizarre reactions.
Sydney Drew was uncle to; John, Lionel, and Ethel Barrymore; and great-granduncle to Drew Barrymore.