This photograph of Capone was reproduced twice by the newspaper, first in 1931 when it was taken at a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs to raise funds for charity.

The scars on Al “Scarface” Capone’s face are evident on his left cheek as he chats with Cub’s Catcher Charles “Gabby” Hartnett.   Seated next to Capone is his son, seated in the row behind is Fred Pacelli, a.k.a. Frank “Cowboy” Di Giovanni, Vincent Gibaldi, a.k.a. Machine Gun Jack McGurn, and Samuel McPherson Hunt, a.k.a. “Golfbag.” The second time the photo ran, in 1957, it was noted that Roland V. Libonati, a U.S. Representative from Illinois (1930-1934), was seated at center, as indicated by the black arrow. Libonati, whose career was distinguished, was unconcerned about sitting in the gangster’s box and was quoted as saying about Capone, “I liked him because he respected me.” At the time this photograph was taken, Capone was already under arrest for income tax evasion, a crime for which he would be convicted and imprisoned at Alcatraz.


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