Monthly Archives: February 2014

Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post September 16, 1911

“Boy Pitching Baseball” by Robert Robinson 9/16/1911 This is the 2nd straight baseball illustration from Robert Robinson, and it’s a perfect piece of baseball art. This hard throwing youngster looks like he’s getting ready to snap off a nasty curve … Continue reading

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1905 World Series Revisited Game #4 Giants vs A’s

10/13/1905 @ Polo Grounds Eddie Plank vs Joe McGinnity Two Straight World Series Revisited Championships For The NY Giants Joe McGinnity didn’t allow an earned run, and Roger Brenahan banged out 3 hits, as the Ny Giants captured their 2nd … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post October 1, 1910

“Catcher Looking Up” by Robert Robinson Robert Robinson was born in 1886, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, just 20 miles south of this humble blogger. He was an illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post from 1910-1925. He did a lot of illustrations … Continue reading

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1905 World Series Revisited Game #3 Giants vs A’s

10/12/1905 @ Baker Bowl Christy Mathewson vs Andy Coakley Mathewson Tosses Another Gem To Win Game #3 When Bristol Robotham Lord(The Human Eyeball) died at the age of 81 on 11/13/1964 he was the last surviving player from the 1905 … Continue reading

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1905 World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants

10/10/1905 @ Polo Grounds Chief Bender vs Joe McGinnity McGinnity Tames The A’s In A Game 2 Victory Mike Donlin finished his career with a lifetime .333 average. Chief Bender struck out the side in the 1st, but an error … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post May 14, 1910

“Barefoot Boy At Bat” by Anton Otto Fischer May 14, 1910 We met Anton Fischer in an earlier post. His previous baseball illustration, “Sliding Into Home Place” filled me with angst. An angst loaded with fire and brimstone and just … Continue reading

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1905 World Series Revisited Game #1

10/9/1905 @ Baker Bowl Christy Mathewson vs Eddie Plank Mathewson Suffers No Replay Woes Winning  Game 1 Easily This is a statue of Christy Mathewson that stands outside the Christy Mathewson Little League in Factoryville, Pa. Christy Mathewson’s baseball replay … Continue reading

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1905 World Series Philadelphia A’s vs NY Giants

  The NY Giants beat the Philadelphia A’s 4 games to 1. This was Christy Mathewson’s World Series, as he pitched 3 complete games, all shutouts, allowing just 14 hits and 1 walk while striking out 18. All 5 games … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post April 16, 1910

“Sliding Into Home Place” by Anton Otto Fischer 4/16/1910 Anton Fischer was born in Germany in 1882. When he was orphaned he ran away to escape from being forced into joining the priesthood. A wise choice if you ask me. … Continue reading

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Teams Of The 1905 World Series

  The Philadelphia A’s won their 2nd AL pennant, but because the 1st one was in 1902 it will be their 1st trip to the World Series. This will be the 1st of 3 times that Connie Mack  and John … Continue reading

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