05-02-2015, 08:52 AM
76 Years Ago Today: Lou Gehrig Finally Sits Down
Briggs Stadium, Detroit - May 2, 1939
~ From The New York Times (5/2/39): “Lou Gehrig’s matchless record of uninterrupted play in American League championship games, stretched over fifteen years and through 2,130 straight contests, came to an end today. The mighty iron man, who at his peak had hit forty-nine home runs in a single season five years ago, took himself out of action before the Yanks marched on Briggs Stadium for their first game against the Tigers this year.
With the consent of Manager Joe McCarthy, Gehrig removed himself because he, better than anybody else, perhaps, recognized his competitive decline and was frankly aware of the fact he was doing the Yankees no good defensively or on the attack. He last played Sunday in New York against the Senators. When Gehrig will start another game is undetermined. He will not be used as a pinch-hitter. The present plan is to keep him on the bench. Relaxing and shaking off the mental hazards he admittedly has encountered this season, he may swing into action in the hot weather, which should have a beneficial effect upon his tired muscles.”
05-13-2015, 08:33 PM
1912 Wausau Lumberjacks vs Aurora Blues Panoramic
Opening Game of the Wisconsin-Illinois League ~ May 13, 1912
05-14-2015, 05:24 PM
Does anyone know what ballpark this was taken in? It looks like Sportsman's Park. Thanks,
05-14-2015, 07:18 PM
06-18-2015, 05:08 AM
90 Years Ago Today: Walter Johnson Day Panoramic
Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. - June 18, 1925
~ Here’s the Washington Senators (left) & St. Louis Browns (right), in a pre-game ceremony honoring the great Walter Johnson, who is holding a plaque as he stands between the two ball clubs. “The Big Train” didn’t pitch that day, but he did go on to have his 12th and final 20 win season, helping the Senators capture the American League pennant.