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Informal full-length portrait of baseball player Merkle of the National League's New York Giants, holding a baseball bat, standing on the field at West Side Grounds, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1911. Text on a grandstand wall in the background reads: No Betting Allowed. (Photo by Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)

Informal full-length portrait of baseball player Merkle of the National League's New York Giants, holding a baseball bat, standing on the field at West Side Grounds, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1911. Text on a grandstand wall in the background reads: No Betting Allowed. (Photo by Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)