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Atlanta Crackers Photograph Collection, 1956-1958 (VIS 103)

The Atlanta Crackers were a minor league baseball team that played in the Southern Association from 1901 to 1961. In 1962 the Southern Association disbanded and so from 1962 to 1965 the Atlanta Crackers played in the International League. The Atlanta Crackers played their home games at Spiller Field, later known as Ponce de Leon Park.  The majority of this collection consists of members of the Atlanta Crackers baseball team and players from the Nashville Vols.  Most of the images were taken at Ponce de Leon Park in Atlanta, Georgia.  Images of players include Buddy Bates, Charles Bicknell, Robert Boring, James Callaway, Ray Cattano, Paul Cave, Charles Cottier, Jack Daniels, John DeMerit, Frank DiPrima, Richard Grabowski, Robert Heartsfield, Rober Hartman, Ev Joyner, Charles King, Clyde King, Mike Krsnich, Ted Laguna, Ed McHugh, Ken McKenzie, Sam Meeks, Robert Montag, Hank Morgan, Jo Morgan, Earl Mosser, Don Nottebart, Gerald Nelson, Richard Phillips, William Reynolds, Clarence Riddle, Sam Taylor, John Turco, Bill Valentine, and Bill Wilhelm.  The collection also includes images of Ponce de Leon Park and images of Luther Williams Park in Macon, Georgia. 

The Atlanta Cracker collection contains 82 color transparencies, 38 of which are digitized and available on this database. To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center.

The Kenan Research Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Our hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesday – Saturday. You may contact us by calling 404.814.4040 or emailing at

Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.