Very, very nice thread, Don. I love these pristine, exquisitely-clear images. Makes our baseball culture look so current, as if they were taken recently. This creates that delightful illusion that the past is still with us, via these bridges to our cultural past. I am especially impressed when someone can get the non-players names when they are not provided for in a listing.
Nice job. Well done, Don! A most worthy addition to this forum, along with Gary's Boston Public Library Baseball Project.
This forum is making some really nice progress here.
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-17-2011 at 01:17 PM.
Ah shucks, Don. You, Gary and BSmile are baseball's best-kept secret. Someday, we all will be known. Hope it happens while we're alive. You guys are my pride and joy, doing baseball proud.
Two Brooklyn Dodgers teams in satin uniforms
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers in satin uniforms
Larger view of 1949 team photo
Top Row, L-R: Harold Wendler (Trainer), Roy Campanella (C), Preacher Roe (P), Tommy Brown (OF), Don Newcombe (P), Jack Banta (P), Rex Barney (P), Ralph Branca (P), Duke Snider (OF)
Second Row, L-R: Eddie Durham (Ground-Keeper), John Griffin (Equipment Mgr.), Paul Miner (P), Sam Narron (Bullpen Catcher), Joe Hatten (P), Gil Hodges (1B), Erv Palica (P), Mike McCormick (OF), Eddie Miksis (3B), Jackie Robinson (2B), Harold Parrott (Road Secretary)
Third Row, L-R: Spider Jorgensen (3B), Bruce Edwards (C), Marv Rackley (OF), Jake Pitler (Coach), Barney Shotton (Mgr.), Clyde Sukeforth (Coach), Milt Stock (Coach), Dick Whitman (OF), Pee Wee Reese (SS), Carl Furillo (OF)
Sitting on grass, L-R: Luis Olmo (OF), Stanley Strull (Bat Boy), Carl Erskine (P), Carl Wesch (Ball Boy)
1957 San Francisco Seals
Last year of the Seals before The San Francisco Giants start Playing in San Francisco in 1958.
Large view of 1957 Seals here
Large view of 1947 Seals-Giants game
That is not the bat boy at the end of row two. It's Albie Pearson the American League Rookie of the Year 1958...all 5'5" and 140 lbs.
New York Yankees Starting 9 First Game of the 1938 World Series
L-R: Frank Crosetti, Red Rolfe, Tommy Henrich, Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, George Selkirk, Joe Gordon, Red Ruffing
Former Detroit Tigers With The 1940 St. Louis Browns
L-R: George Susce, Roxie Lawson, Chet Laabs, Roy Cullenbine, Fred Haney, Elden Auker, Slick Coffman, Bob Harris, Vern Kennedy
The Dean Brothers
Daffy and Dizzy 1934 World Series in 1st photo
Daffy and Dizzy in 1935 2nd photo
1913 New York Yankees
First year they were officially called the Yankees-Photo was taken at the Polo Grounds April 4, 1913
Larger view of the photo here
Top Row; L-R: Mal Barry, Dutch Sterrett (UT), Bob Williams (C), Ray Fisher (P), Red Hoff (P), Roy Hartzell (2B), Harry Wolter (OF), Jack Martin (SS), Paddy Green, Douglas Harbison
Center Row Sitting: L-R: Birdie Cree (OF), Iron Davis (P) , Ezra Midkiff (3B), Ray Keating (P), Claud Derrick (SS), Russ Ford (P), Bert Daniels (OF), Al Schulz (P)
Bottom Row Standing; L-R: George McConnell (P), Jeff Sweeney (C) , Bill Stumpf (UT), Jack Lelivelt (OF), Ralph Young (SS), Frank Chance (Mgr), Johnny Priest (P), Ray Caldwell (P)
Sitting: Hal Chase (UT), Mascot
Last edited by Dto7; 08-02-2013 at 10:11 AM.
I wouldn't label Hal Chase as a utility player. In his 39 games with the Yankees in 1913 (before being traded to the White Sox), he played 29 games at first base, 5 in the outfield and 5 at second base (despite being left-handed!). He was their primary first baseman until the trade.
Billy Martin, Bob Cerv and Mickey Mantle. October 12, 1958, before exhibition game against the NL All-Stars.
1939 Fort Worth Cats-Texas League Champs
Larger view of photo here
Back Row; L-R: Eddie Kearse (C), Bob Linton (Mgr.,C), Ed Greer (P), Stan Corbett (P), Ray Starr (p), Cal Dorsett (P), Scat Metha (3B), Firpo Marberry (P), William Yocke (P)
Front Row; L-R: Lee Stebbins (1B), John Stoneham (OF), Buster Chatham (SS), Clyde McDowell (2B), Carl Kott (2B), Leo Moon (P), Walter Cazen (OF), John Suydam (OF), Laya(Bat Boy)
American League's 50th Anniversay celebrated at Fenway Park in Boston on May 15, 1951. This photo was taken on the state house steps in Boston. 31 of the 36 living players, managers and umpires from the first year(1901) were there.
Ted Williams hit his 300th home run and Nellie Fox hit is 1st big league home run in the real game of Red Sox vs the White Sox on May 15 at Fenway.
Larger view of the first photo here
The second photo the players are numbered.
Thanks to Gary Livacari(GaryL) for identifying most of the players in this photo.
1A. Harry Gleason 1. Mike Brother 2. Unknown 3. Tommy Leary 4. Bill Hoffer 5. Roy Patterson 6. Cy Young 7. Fred Mitchell 8. Unknown 9. Unknown 10. Wm. “Dummy” Hoy 11. George McBride 12. Charlie Hemphill 13. Paddy Livingston 14. Unknown 15. Bill Friel 16. Harry Howell 17. Sport McAllister 18. Jimmy Williams 19. Joe Sugden 20. Bill Bradley 21. Joe Cronin 22. Ollie Pickering 23. David Fultz 24. Freddy Parent 25. Connie Mack 26. Governer Paul Dever 27. Clark Griffith 28. Billy Maloney 29. Earl Moore 30. Wid Conroy 31. Hugh Duffy
Last edited by Dto7; 01-18-2012 at 02:08 PM.
I also noticed a "Van Burkleo" in the Copper Kings photo, wasn't there a well hyped prospect by that name 10-20 years ago?
Also, isn't #8 in the '51 Boston photo above Nap Lajoie?
Last edited by hellborn; 01-18-2012 at 03:30 PM.
"I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial