Category Archives: Baseball Photos

The Earl of Snohomish x2

                                                                                                                   Photo from the Boston Public library I believe this photograph was taken in 1947, and features the then rookie sensation from Snohomish HS, Earl Torgeson. This slick fielding 1st baseman, was a pretty good hitter, with some pop in … Continue reading

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Unleash The Beast

                                                                                                                      Photo from the Boston Public Library Despite playing 7 seasons with the hated Boston Red Sox, Jimmie Foxx is one of my all-time favorites. Nicknamed the Beast, for obvious reasons, well illustrated in this photo. Foxx is one of … Continue reading

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Baseball Hall of Famers:The Long And The Short Of It

                                                                                               Photo from the Boston Public Library When I first saw this photo I immediately thought of the Munsters episode where Herman got a tryout with the Dodgers. The guy on the left resembles Fred Gwynn, and the guy on … Continue reading

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Brookline High School Baseball Is For The Birds

        Photo from the Boston Public Library Brookline High School is located in Brookline Massachusetts and was founded in 1843. Several famous alumni are Michael Dukakis(Class of 51), Mike Wallace(Class of 35), and Conan O’Brien(Class of 81) … Continue reading

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Johnny Rizzo-Ballplayer or Shark

This is 25 year old Pittsburg Pirate rookie Johnny Rizzo. It’s 1938 and he’s at the top of his baseball world, finally playing in the Major leagues after languishing in the St. Louis Cardinals’ Minor League system for 5 seasons. … Continue reading

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Willie Mays- Cowboy

  Not really sure what to make of this photo. It’s spring training in Phoenix, Arizona, and it’s 1952. A 20 year old Willie Mays is preparing for his 2nd  season in the big leagues by doing a little pickin’ … Continue reading

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Jimmy McAleer- Along Came a Cleveland Spider

James Robert McAleer Born: 7/10/1864-Youngstown, Ohio Died: 4/29/1931-Youngstown, Ohio Jimmy McAleer was a fast, graceful centerfielder during the 1890s. Bill James considers him the best outfielder of that period. Offensively he hit just .253 over 10 full seasons, a very … Continue reading

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No, This Guy Did Not Shoot JFK

This is a high school yearbook picture of a future pitcher in the Major Leagues. I know, it looks like Lee Harvey Oswald, but it’s not. I never would have guessed who this was in 100 tries. Do you know … Continue reading

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A Baseball Photo

   LOC digital library I came across this photo at the Library of Congress digital library, and I wasn’t  sure what to make of it. It’s entitled “Cripples play baseball” The inscription reads “Army cripples at baseball”, with the word … Continue reading

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Dick McBride Had Some Serious Chops

               Photo from NYPL Digital Library Over at Verdun2’s Blog there is a wonderful photograph of a proud looking 19th Century baseball player by the name of George Hall, taken around 1874. It’s included with a very nice post about … Continue reading

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