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1946 Press Photo Jack Tompkins American Michigan Game - RRW79973

AdID: 557734

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRW79973

Height: 7

Width: 5

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. Jack A. Tompkins (June 2, 1909 - October 11, 1993) was an American baseball and ice hockey player, airline executive and civic leader in Detroit, Michigan. As a high school student in Royal Oak, Michigan, he won 27 consecutive baseball games as a pitcher, still a Michigan high school record. At the University of Michigan, he was captain of the baseball and hockey teams in 1932. He worked for more than 30 years for American Airlines in Detroit and became a civic leader in the area, working to bring the Olympic Games to Detroit from the 1940s to the 1960s and founding the Great Lakes Invitational hockey tournament in 1965. He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1982.Photo measures 5 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 12-12-1946.