"The photo is of a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Reds. The Dodgers moved to LA after the 1957 season. Also the wooden fence with the line was added to Crosley Field prior to the 1964 season so that places this game between 1958 and 1963.
The scoreboard shows three numbers that are prominent. The man at bat is 29. The Dodgers had a 29 for only three seasons during this time. Nate Oliver wore the number in 1963 but he was a left handed hitter and the picture is of a right handed hitter. In 1958, they had a player named Ralph Mauriello but he was a pitcher and he never had a hit in the major leagues. According to the scoreboard the batter had what looks to be a .200 average. Also according to the scoreboard, the pitcher was what looks to be 17 which is Carl Erskine. That would mean that the batter would have to be Jim Baxes and the picture would have to be from 1959. Willard Schmidt would be the Reds' pitcher and he would be the batter.
The Reds hosted the Dodgers 11 times in 1959 at Crosley. According to the scoreboard, Baltimore was playing KC on this date. The only two dates that the Reds played the Dodgers and Baltimore played at Kansas City was on May 1 and May 2 according to www.baseball-almanac.com. Also the scoreboard indicates that the Yankees were playing Cleveland. Again, in checking the aforementioned website, that would be true. Also, according to the scoreboard, it appears that Boston was playing the Chicago White Sox. Again, in checking the aforementioned website, that would be correct.
Based on the scoreboard, it looks like the Dodgers had scored four runs...three in the fourth and one in the sixth inning. The Dodgers only scored three runs on May 1 in a 5-3 Reds' victory. On the following date, May 2, the Reds demolished the Dodgers 16-4. On the scoreboard, it appears that the Reds have scored 14 runs...2 in the 3rd, 7 in the fourth, and 5 more in the 6th inning. This has to be the game.
So therefore this photo has to be the Dodgers' Jim Baxes facing Reds' right hander Willard Schmidt in the top of the eighth inning on May 2, 1959."