Monthly Archives: May 2014

Baseball and The Saturday Evening Post August 5, 1916

“Gramps at The Plate” by Norman Rockwell, 8/5/1916 This is the 3rd cover for The Saturday Evening Post for Norman Rockwell, a cover that almost didn’t happen. The editor of The Saturday Evening Post, George Horace Lorimer rejected the 1st … Continue reading

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1910 World Series Revisited Game #5 A’s vs Cubs

10/23/1910 @ West Side Grounds Mordecai Brown vs Jack Coombs Tinker’s Error Dooms The Cubs A’s outfielder, Amos Strunk was the last surviving participant from the 1910 World Series when he passed away on July, 22, 1979 at the age … Continue reading

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1910 World Series Revisited Game #4 Cubs vs A’s

10/22/19010 @ West Side Grounds Chief Bender vs King Cole The Chief Beats The King As A’s Take Game 4”” Leonard Leslie “King” Cole pitched the 1st no-hitter in Cubs history. He also gave up the 1st major league hit … Continue reading

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1910 World Series Revisited Game #3 Cubs vs A’s

10/20/1910 @ West Side Grounds Jack Coombs vs Ed Reulbach Tinker Wins It For The Cubs In The 10th Joe Tinker was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1946 Trailing 1-0 in the last of the 5th inning the … Continue reading

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1910 World Series Revisited Game #2 Cubs vs A’s

10/18/1910 @ Shibe Park Mordecai Brown vs Jack Coombs A’s Win Pitcher’s Duel As Coombs Outpitches Brown Colby Jack Coombs led the American League in wins in 1910 and 1911 Three straight singles in the Cubs’ 2nd by Steinfeldt, Tinker … Continue reading

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1910 World Series Revisited Game #1 Cubs vs A’s

10/17/1910 @ Shibe Park Orval Overall vs Chief Bender Chief Bender Wins Pitcher’s Dual Chief Bender was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1953 In the last of the 4th the A’s Harry Davis led off with a line … Continue reading

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The 1910 World Series Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia A’s

Action from Shibe Park during the 1910 World Series The Philadelphia A’s beat the Chicago Cubs easily in this World Series 4 games to 1, giving Connie Mack his 1st Championship. The mighty A’s will go on to win 2 … Continue reading

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Teams of the 1910 World Series Revisited-Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia A’s

  1st row: Ginger Beaumont, Jack Pfiester, Lew Ritchie, Heinie Zimmerman, Solly Hofman, Frank Chance, Jimmy Sheckard 2nd row: John Kane, King Cole, Orlie Weaver, Harry Steinfeldt 3rd row: Johnny Kling, Charles Murphy(Owner), Orval Overall 4th row: Lew Ritchie(?again?), Mordecai … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post May 20, 1916

“Boy And Baby Carriage” , “Mother’s Day Off” by Norman Rockwell May 20, 1916  I started this series of posts because of all the great baseball themed illustrations done by Norman Rockwell. Finally, and surprisingly we get to feature one … Continue reading

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1909 World Series Revisited Pirates vs Tigers Game #5

10/13/1909 @ Forbes Field Babe Adams vs Ed Summers Babe Adams Tosses A Gem To Give Pirates The Championship Chief Wilson hit a record 36 triples in 1912 The Pirates Babe Adams tossed a 3 hitter, using only 87 pitches … Continue reading

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