Cubs/Pirates: July 2, 1908: Chicago ballpark
Cubs/Pirates: July 2, 1908: Chicago ballpark
Last edited by BSmile; 01-22-2009 at 02:00 PM.
1909 Pittsburgh Pirates; 110-44, .724, 6.5 g ahead, (WS W 4-3 over Tigers)---BB Reference
L-R: Ed LaForce (trainer), Tommy Leach (CF), ?, Howie Camnitz (P), Paddy O'Connor (C), Chick Brandom? (P), Sam Leever (P), Ham Hyatt? (OF),?,?, Chief Wilson (RF), Babe Adams? (P), Vic Willis (P), Lefty Liefield (P), Bill Powell (P), Mike Simon? (C), George Gibson (C), Sam Frock (P), Harry Camnitz (P), ?, Deacon Phillippe (P), Ward Miller (CF), ?, Honus Wagner (SS), ?, Fred Clarke (LF/Mgr.)
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-07-2013 at 08:00 AM.
I posted this in the Walter Johnson thread a while back...but it's a great panoramic, so here it is again.
Walter Johnson Day, Washington, D.C., June 18, 1925.
Washington Senators, L-R: Clark Griffen (Owner), Joe Judge? (1B), Benny Tate (C), Joe Harris (IF), Nemo Leibold (OF), Spencer Adams (IF), Goose Goslin (LF), unidentified (batboy?), Everett "Deacon" Scott, Curley Ogden? (P), Muddy Ruel (C), unidentified, Mule Shirley? (OF), Bucky Harris (Mgr./ 2B), Alan Russell (P), unidentified, Firpo Marberry (P), Al Schacht (Coach), George Mogridge (P), Nick Altrock (Coach), Tom Zachary (P), Roger Peckinpaugh (SS), unidentified, Sam Rice (RF), Walter Johnson (P). Trainer Mike Martin is in the background behind Benny Tate.
St. Louis Browns: L-R: unidentified, George Sisler, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Herschel Bennett (OF), unidentified, Dave Danforth (P), Dixie Davis (P), unidentified, unidentified, Ernie Wingard (P), Ken Williams (LF), unidentified, unidentified, Ed Stauffer (P),Chet Falk (P), Hank Severeid (C), Joe Evans (OF), Baby Doll Jacobson (CF).
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 10-27-2010 at 11:19 PM.
1936 Pittsburgh Pirates; 84-70, .545, 4th place, 8 g behind---BB Reference - Spring Training
Top L-R: unidentified, unidentified, Hal Finney? (C), unidentified, Fred Schulte (OF), unidentified, Ralph Birkofer (P), Earl Browne (OF), Bud Hafey? (OF), Red Lucas (P), William E. Benswanger (President/Treasurer), Pie Traynor (Mgr.), Bill Brubaker (IF), Johnny Dickshot (OF), Johnny Welch? (P), Jim Weaver (P), Russ Bauers (P), Bill Swift (P), Waite Hoyt (P), Jewel Ens (Coach), Honus Wagner (Coach).
Front, L-R: unidentified, Arky Vaughan (SS), Paul Waner (RF), unidentified, Gus Suhr (1B), Tom Padden (C), Pep Young (2B), Guy Bush (P), Cy Blanton (P), Mace Brown (P), Woody Jensen (LF), Cookie Lavagetto (2B), Al Todd (C), Jack Tising (P), Mascot.
Last edited by BSmile; 05-13-2013 at 06:08 AM.
Thank you so very much for posting these fabulous, fantastic, glorious images. This is eye candy of a most supreme plane. God will amply reward you for liberating these beauties from their former dungeons of obscurity, where they were languishing!
On behalf of baseball fans everywhere, I thank you from the bottom of my black little heart. Thank you a million times for sharing these glorious images of our addiction.
This is glory. The Power and The Glory.
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-04-2009 at 10:46 PM.
Here's an interesting amateur panoramic of Fenway Park's Green Monster and center field bleachers taken in 1941. (total of 5 pictures put together)
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Hilltop Park, New York - 1910 ---Wikipedia(Hilltop Park)
Still called the New York Highlanders, they would become the New York Yankees starting in 1913.
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"Thank you so very much for posting these fabulous, fantastic, glorious images..."
You bet Bill, not a problem. I'd been sitting on a lot of these images for too long. Also, it took some time to touch-up and in some cases, rejoin separate images back to a single cohesive picture....which is what I did today to that great picture that you posted of the 1914 World
Unfortunately....I basically posted everything I had in my collection. However, I'm still digging for more...and when I find them...I'll be sure to share.
A's/Braves: Game 3 World Series: October 12, 1914, Fenway Park, Boston. Braves won 5-4.---Wikipedia(Fenway Park)---World Series
Last edited by BSmile; 01-22-2009 at 02:01 PM.
Wow, just saw this thread for the first time. These shots are spectacular !
Thanks BS !
Forgive me if I keep repeating myself. I just cannot get enough of these enlarged, pristine images. And I don't think I ever will. To see these images in enlarged size, in such gorgeous, pristine resolution, is like coming across a pot of gold coins just sitting in the middle of the road, with no one else to claim it.
I search far and wide to find this level of baseball beauty, but can seldom ever find them. I've said it before, and please forgive the comparison, but I find these images from a bygone era more psychologically exciting and compelling than porn. Baseball was my first childhood passion. And these images feed that childhood passion. These shots are the most seductive images in the world. They create the illusion of permanence. They bridge the timeless abyss between then and now. And that bridge is indeed timeless, and precious.
I especially savor the enlarged, panoramic shots of the stadiums. Is there anything more beautiful than a ballpark, packed with fans?
I would love it if we can ever discover the enlarged, panoramic photo of the Tim Murnane death benefit game. And the 1929 A's. The team photos have special historical value.
I spent my youth as a kid poring over baseball books in libraries, and in my room. And now, these images re-create that illusion of continuity, a bridge to our collective pasts, as if the past is still here alive with us. And these enlarged images are so 'real' that they let me 'time-travel' back to those special times. I am grateful beyond what words can tell.
This thread is such a treasure, and not only because I am obsessed with baseball photos. Just have amazing inherent value of a culture that can never have a value placed on it.
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-04-2009 at 03:55 PM.
This is some work of art, thank you BSMILE. Really digging the great shots of the parks, some I have never seen in that much fullness. More old park pics to add to my collection.
Here's a spring training picture of the 1936 Chicago White Sox. There was a big tear in this originally...but I worked on it for a while. More to come later...
1936 Chicago White Sox; 81-70, .536, 4th place, 20 g behind---BB Reference---(photo taken on March 22, 1936).---Player identifications provided courtesy of Gary Livacari (GaryL).
L-R: Billy Webb (Coach), Luke Appling (SS), Luke Sewell (C), unidentified, unidentified, Merv Shea? (C), Red Evans (P), Ted Lyons (P), John Whitehead (P), unidentified, Tony Piet (UT), unidentified, Larry Rosenthal (OF), unidentified, George Washington (OF), Monty Stratton (P), Ray Phelps(P), Jo-Jo Morrissey (IF), Mule Haas (RF), Italo Chelini (P), unidentified, Zeke Bonura (1B), unidentified (Secretary), Mike Kreevich (CF), Joseph Barry (Traveling Secretary), Jimmy Dykes (3B/ Mgr.), Rip Radcliff(LF), unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Whit Wyatt (P), Fred Grube (C), Muddy Ruel (Coach).
Last edited by BSmile; 09-30-2014 at 07:41 AM.
This quote itself oddly compelling. In fact, your entire post is, what is a good word ?, delectable works. Your entire post is delectable. I feel the past-time passion in your words. I sense, like myself you are unable to merely look at these images. They can only be lingered over, savored.
There is so much to drink in. Who are we without our past ? What mysteries lie in history ?
Each shot has captured details of the era and its human lives that shaped this sport we love so much. Look at the team Doctor from the '33 All Star game. His black bag. When have any of us ever seen a Dr carry around one of those ? A '41 Fenway outfield fence sign "Read and Heed" for Air-Raid sirens. You think you have anxiety in your own life ? Thats a real living breathing cop flashing a nite-stick at the '10 WS in Philly, not a still from a Hollywood movie. What was Mossey's job with the '33 A's ? Too old to be a bat boy. Old grizzled clubhouse guy, maybe ? The men scattered around the stands behind the '27 Yankees. Bookies ? Reporters ? Spoiled rich kid in the argyle sweater ? I could spend hours looking at these people. The '33 Yanks really loved their Brill Cream. How could you play with all that grease on your head ? An Old-Timers' game from 1921 ? That really puts the 'Old' in Old-Timer. More than that, they were amateurs. Seems like it was all about the game itself. Can you imagine a stadium full of Met & Yankee fans coming out to honor something less than "Major League", "Real" players ? I could ramble on some more, for so much has struck me in these exquisite images, but I won't. Besides, I'm 'working'.
Keep these coming until the last one has been resurrected. They're full of baseball, and they're full of America, two entities I love so much. Even more than porn.
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 07-02-2008 at 05:23 PM.
"BSmile, what do you use to repair damaged pictures....."
Well, I've tried (and own) a large variety of editing tools. I do have Adobe CS3, but my favorite program (which I used on all these pics) is Corel PaintShop Pro X. CS3 is great too....I'm just more used to how ProX works...it's more comfortable to me. In fact, I just used it on this next image. While it's technically not a "panoramic", it is a very large image of the 1905 Cleveland Naps. You'll notice the handwritten numbers on the players...the note found with this picture says the following: "Atlanta, GA, 1905, Dear Sir, The Players that are numbered are those who are now playing with the Cleveland American League Ball Club. The others having been sold or released to other clubs.
1905 Cleveland Indians; 89-64, .582, 3rd place, 5 g behind---BB Reference---Player Identifications provided courtesy of Mark Fimoff (bmarlowe).
1 Otto Hess (P/LF), 2 Bunk Congalton (RF), 3 Happy Townsend (P), 4 Elmer Flick (RF), 5 Harry Eells (P), 6 Terry Turner (SS), 7 Claude Rossman (1B), 8 Harry Bemis (C), 9 Jim Jackson (LF), 10 Harry Bay (CF), 11 Jap Barbeau (2B), 12 Nig Clark (C), 14 George Stovall (IF), 15 Bob Rhoads (P), 16 Addie Joss (P), 17 Nap Lajoie (2B/Mgr.), 18 Bill Bernhard (P), 19 Bill Bradley (3B)."
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1913 New York Giants; 101-51, .664, 12.5 games ahead, (WS L 4-1 to A's)---BB Reference
L-R: Rube Marquard (P), Chief Meyers (C), Tillie Shafer (3B/2B), Doc Crandall (RP), Red Ames (P), Jeff Tesreau (P), Baby Doll Jacobson (CF), Larry Doyle (2B), Ted Goulait (P), Grover Hartley (C), Robinson, Moose McCormick (OF), Fred Merkle (1B), Art Fletcher (SS), Gene Burns (LF), Ferdie Schupp (P), Red Murray (RF), Buck Herzog (3B), Art Wilson (C), Al Demaree (P), Jim Thorpe (OF), John McGraw (Mgr.), Christy Mathewson (P), Claude Cooper (OF), Hooks Wiltse (P), Smith, Fred Snodgrass (CF), Josh Devore (OF), Heine Groh (3B), Joe Evers, Dick Hennessey (mascot).
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"Delegates to the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association enjoying the National game at the Comiskey Park, Chicago, Ill., Wednesday, August 9, 1916."
1916 Chicago White Sox; 89-65, .578, 2nd place, 2 g behind---BB Reference
L-R: Joe Jackson (LF), Byrd Lynn (C), unidentified, Jack Fournier (IF), Jack Lapp (C), Eddie Collins (2B), Zeb Terry (SS), Ed Walsh (P), Reb Russell (P), Eddie Murphy (RF), Shano COllins (RF), Fred McMullin (UT), Happy Felsch (CF), batboy, Clarence Rowlands, Jr. (batboy), Jim "Death Valley Scott (P), Buck Weaver (3B), Joe Benz (P), unidentified, Lefty Williams? (P), Fritz Von Kolnitz (IF), Eddie Cocotte (P), Clarence "Pants" Rowland (Mgr.), Red Faber (P), Nemo Leibold (OF), Mellie Wolfgang? (P).
Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-02-2011 at 06:18 PM.
1920 Cleveland Indians Panoramic
This picture includes Ray Chapman (2nd from the left) who was killed on August 16, 1920.
1920 Cleveland Indians; 98-56, .636, 2 games ahead, (WS W 5-2 over Brooklyn)---BB Reference
L-R: J. McCalister (scout), Ray Chapman (SS), Harry Lunte (IF), Elmer Myers (P), Joe Wood (RF), Guy Morton (P), Jim Bagby (P), Larry Gardner (3B), Jack Graney (LF), Charlie Jamieson (LF), Dick Niehaus (P), Joe Boehling (P), Les Nunamaker (C), Elmer Smith (RF), Stan Coveleski (P), Tris Speaker (CF/Mgr.), Pinch Thomas (C), Steve O'Neil (C), Ray Caldwell (P), George Uhle (P), Tony Faeth (P), G Cycowski (P), Otto Neu (IF), Jesse Petty (P), Tim Murchison (P), F Grabfelder (IF), 'Doc' Johnson (1B), Otis Lambeth (P), Bob Clark, (P), Billy Wambsganss (2B), Joe Evans (3B), P Smallwood (trainer).
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I'm curious, BS, about someting I see in most of these photo's. Are some players wearing filhy pants, or is that shadowing, perhaps a result of the film & developing process of the time ?
1923 Chicago Cubs Panoramic - Spring Training (March) Catalina Island
Pretty spectacular image. Sorry, no names for this picture...although, Old Pete is pretty easy to spot (top right corner). Also, everyone has the same jersey that says "CUBS" across the front...except for the guy in the front row, 3rd from the left. What's his problem!?!?! Haha....lots more to come....
1923 Chicago Cubs; 83-71, .539, 4th place, 12.5 g behind---BB Reference - Spring Training (March) Catalina Island
Pete Alexander (P, top, far right)
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"I'm curious, BS, about someting I see in most of these photo's. Are some players wearing filhy pants, or is that shadowing, perhaps a result of the film & developing process of the time?"
Well....in the specific case of that 1920 Indians pic, some of the guys are just plain dirty (from playing I'd assume). I'm sure shadowing and image development procedures of the day might make the players in general seem "dirtier". On the other hand, I think that back then, their uniforms were simply more dirty than we're used to today. Plus, they were wearing old, heavy wool...even in the summer...and they probably didn't get washed every day either. You get the idea.....
I love the way BSmile posts because he takes great pride in his craftsmanship in how he presents these images. He actually improves them, with his own hands. He never ever crops. I hate it when people crop the images they show me. They steal part of that world when they trim the edges off photos. Images are what we still have left of that bygone universe, and cropping steals some of it. Hate that.
Like you, I also savor the little details. The clothes, artifacts, signage on billboards.
One photo says, "Baseball Stories by (Charles) Dryden and Si (Sanborn) this season in the (Chicago)Tribune." Those were 2 of their stud sports writers, famed in their day and completely forgotten today. But not by me!
I love this thread so much, that when I see names, I try to provide BSmile with logistical support by listing the players with their positions. Anything to show support and confer enhanced value to this precious thread.
I don't know why baseball has such a hold on my subconscious, but I just surrender to it and let it keep me out of trouble. This hobby is not expensive and I could do a lot worse.
Don't get me wrong. I have always believed that the most beautiful thing that God ever created is the nude female form. But a very, very close second to that are clean, pristine baseball images from the past. My friends all tell me that I live too much in the past, and maybe that is true. But for some reason that I've never been able to figure out, it always feels good, always feels fresh, and makes me feel good inside. Baseball is like the 60's/70's rock music I was raised on. I get kidded for still loving that too. But it still makes me feel good inside! What can I do?
And as long as that happens, I will be true to my first love - baseball. It is innocent, simple, pure, timeless, eternally interesting, and stimulating.
Sometimes, our girlfriends complain that we guys are immature for still loving our childhood hobby. And maybe they are right. If they knew how right they really are, they might never stop complaining! Oh well.
I hope BSmile never stops posting these phenomenal images of our collective obsession. As long as he does, I will keep gazing dreamily at them, in my own little rapture!
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