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    The recent photo threads to Ruth/Cobb and others has inspired me. BSmile and George H Ruth found some true treasures, real beauties.

    I too have found many beauties during the last year, but it occurs to me that because I insert my new discoveries into already existing photo threads, that few to none are actually seeing them, and hence, I'm robbed of my credit, and you're robbed of ever seeing them!

    So, to correct this situation, and reclaim my rightful glory , I will now post my new discoveries here, before inserting them into their rightful niches.

    Hope this remedies this, so my new finds will no longer remain 'buried treasures'.

    I ask others NOT to post photos here. You may comment, but no photos, please.

    If you enjoy this photo gallery, you might also like our other ones, too.

    Historical, Archival Photographs---Pre-1900---Negro L.---Vintage Panoramic Pictures---Members' Gallery---Runningshoes Presents: Photo Op---Meet The Sports Writers

    Photos of the following individual players---Hank Aaron---Pete Alexander---Ty Cobb---Eddie Collins---Sam Crawford---Jimmy Foxx---Lou Gehrig---Rickey Henderson---Rogers Hornsby---Joe Jackson---Walter Johnson---Nap Lajoie---Connie Mack---John McGraw---Mickey Mantle---Christy Mathewson---Willie Mays---Mel Ott---Babe Ruth---George Sisler---Tris Speaker---Pie Traynor---Rube Waddell--- Honus Wagner---Ted Williams---Zack Wheat---Rare Ty Cobb ---Rare Babe Ruth---Bill's Babe Ruth---Rare Ted Williams---Bill's Rare Finds ---Babefan's Fantastic Vintage Baseball photos---GaryL's Boston Public Library Baseball Photo Project

    We also have some very nice, attractive team photo collections---New York Yankees---New York Giants---Detroit Tigers---Pittsburgh Pirates---Brooklyn Dodgers

    Didn't know a better place to put the 'Feedback/Support' post, so I'll put it here.

    Originally posted by Bench 5
    You still got it!! :bowdown:---March 31, 2008

    Nice picture of Nap Rucker. He was the NL pitcher that had his speed timed with Walter Johnson in 1912. Good stuff.
    Originally posted by whoisonit
    Great, great pictures. Love this one - Killebrew without a bat!---April 2, 2008
    Originally posted by hellborn
    And catching some serious air!
    I'd like to see the same pose from 1971...
    Originally posted by steve rogers
    The Arod photo is from 1997. Notice the Jackie Robinson anniversary patch. Great stuff.---April 2, 2008
    Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3
    Great pics Bill,some look like they going to jump right out of the screen, alive.---May 6, 2008
    Originally posted by Gehrig27
    These are some fantastic shots, I especially like the Ebbetts Field one; such a beautiful, ornate facade. Also, I think that Bill Dickey photo dated 1941 is actually from 1938 because of the worlds fair patch on his sleeve.---May 16, 2008
    Originally posted by Lpeters199
    I vote to keep posting colorized photos. Even though the colors are artificial, they bring the old players to life better than black & white. You can post them in black & white at the same time too, for subscribers who don't like colorized shots. Then both pro and con factions will be satisfied. Nice colorizing job!---May 17, 2008
    Originally posted by bryanac625
    Your photos that I really like:

    The Ebbets Field shot is ABSOLUTELY incredible.

    I really like the Musial pic from #2 because he is wearing the 1956 uniform, which features "Cardinals" without the birds-on-the-bat design. You don't see too many pics of this uniform.

    The 1924 pic of Lu Blue (in #7) was taken at Griffith Stadium, which is recognized in the background by the separated "Long Bleacher" section in the background. 1924 is also the same year of the Nats' one and only World Series championship.---May 17, 2008
    Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3
    No problem with color here Bill. In fact some where I have saved a couple of pics that I colored in myself. I use Adobe Photo to do the job, requires too much time so it's rare when I do so.---May 17, 2008
    Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3
    Great, that #16 Richie Ashburn and Jeter #19, the pictures have some real depth almost a 3D effect, looks like the boys are going to jump right out of the screen.

    That #6, the great one Ted Williams, shows what can be done with a great eye and a great swing.---May 17, 2008
    Originally posted by BSmile
    The Braves 1950's uni's were truly wonderful.
    Even if they were "politically incorrect".
    Originally posted by The Kid
    Easily some of your best work, Bill.
    Originally posted by The Kid
    You flatter me, Bill. :cap:
    Originally posted by Bill Burgess
    Ha Ha Ha. Good! I'm certainly trying to, Chris! Would you mind sending me your DNA? I'd like to clone another 1,000 of you. You're one of my most supportive members, and that goes a loooooonnngg way with me!
    Originally posted by STLCards2
    Bill- Great pictures as always! Thanks!
    Originally posted by BSmile
    Love the Rollie pic.
    Great uni's....
    Originally posted by GaryL
    Some great pictures here, Bill. I really love that 1944 Old Timers game, especailly because Hooks Wiltse is one of my favorite Dead Ball Era guys. I've never before seen him as an old man. I think he's 65 in this picture.

    I'd really like to know who that Giant is between Zach Wheat and Herb Pennock. Probably a player from the 1911-13 teams, but I just can't seem to plaace him. Maybe someone can help here. (Maybe BMarlowe will see this).

    Thanks again,
    Originally posted by DiggerODell
    Bill, I can't even articulate the way I feel about your photos. Excellent!
    Originally posted by DiggerODell
    Than I should say, yours and BSmile's and others passion are our reward out here in BBF. The expressions and the lines on faces of those you've shown are fabulous. Every "younger" person should see all of these at least once . . .to appreciate baseball. Thank You both again, and somehow, some way preserve the passion!
    Originally posted by MLB4LYF
    I just want to say thank-you for these wonderful photographs! I especially love the ones from 1924 and earlier. I've collected alot of these photos over the years as well, and thanks to these my collection will continue to grow!
    Originally posted by DiggerODell
    I don't know what to say. Unique & beautiful is very apt and well described. I'm not sure how it would be received these days if a contemporary ballplayer posed in such a manner? Fabulous post and thank you Mical Mladen!
    Originally posted by OleMissCub
    That is...quite interesting.
    Originally posted by caribeño
    Bill :
    Once again you make us drool with your exciting photos selection . Many thanks , for making our lives better .
    Gracias , amigo Guillo ,
    Originally posted by Dto7 View Post
    Thanks Bill, that's my favorite photo of Miller Huggins. You did a good job on the photo. The way you did it really brought out the look in his eyes.
    Originally posted by Dto7 View Post
    Bill, It takes a lot of time and effort on you part to post these great photos of the past. And believe me Everyone enjoys what you do.

    From that site I gave you I've download over 1,000 photos and went back yesterday to get Miller Huggins. I have the site bookmarked for sure.

    Keep up the great work that you do and love to do.
    Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    Amazing that Honus Wagner was 38 years old when that picture was taken in 1912. He doesn't look a day over 60.
    Originally posted by Strawman
    Bill - a quick note of appreciation. I've just spent a good hour looking through this treasure trove of baseball history. So enjoyable - thanks!---September 5, 2011.
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-20-2011, 07:49 PM.

  • #2
    Ted Williams, Minneapolis Millers, 1938,---BB Ref

    Johnny Evers, Braves' 2B, 1914-17---BB Ref-------------------------------------------------------------------Hal Chase, Reds' 1B, 1916-18---BB Ref

    Christy Mathewson, Giants' P, 1911---BB Ref

    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-07-2009, 08:53 AM.


    • #3
      Josh Gibson, (R) 1940, Maricaibo Centauros (Mexican League)

      Honus Wagner, Pirates' coach, 1938-39---BB Ref

      Honus Wagner, Pirates' SS, 1915-17

      Ty Cobb, A's RF, 1928---BB Ref

      Hughie Jennings, Tigers' manager, 1907---Playing Record---Managing Record

      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 10-03-2009, 05:05 PM.


      • #4
        Eddie Plank, A's P---BB Ref

        Walter Johnson, Senators' P, 1912-15---BB Ref

        Christy Mathewson, Giants' P, 1904---BB Ref

        Dizzy/Paul Dean, Cardinals' P, 1934---Dizzy's BB Ref---Paul's BB Ref----Rogers Hornsby, Cardinals' 2B---BB Ref

        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-28-2011, 10:44 AM.


        • #5
          Eddie Collins, A's 2B, 1909-12----BB Ref----------------------------------------------------Honus Wagner, Pirates' coach, 1946---BB Ref
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-12-2009, 10:45 AM.


          • #6
            Addie Joss' Death Benefit Game, Monday, July 24, 1911. Cleveland pitcher Addie Joss died of tubercular meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain, April 14, 1911. Charles Somers, the owner of the Cleveland team, wanted to put together a benefit game for the Joss family. So, the AL scheduled a benefit game for his widow, Lillian. It was played between an AL all-star team and Cleveland. The game raised $12,914.60 for Lillian Joss, as a crowd of 15,281 saw the AL All-Stars win, 5-3. Clyde Milan replaced Speaker in CF midway through the game, and Walter Johnson blanked the Naps on 1 hit in 3 innings in relief of Wood, who relieved Russ Ford. The Cleveland team featured Nap Lajoie, Joe Jackson, and Cy Young.

            AL All-Stars, Standing, L-R; Bobby Wallace (SS), Frank Baker (3B), Joe Wood (P), Walter Johnson (P), Hal Chase (1B), Clyde Milan (CF), Russell Ford (P), Eddie Collins (2B).

            Seated, L-R; Germany Schaeffer (1B), Tris Speaker (CF), Sam Crawford (RF), Jimmy McAleer (Mgr.), Ty Cobb (Cleveland uniform) (OF), Gabby Street (C), Paddy Livingston (C).

            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-17-2009, 10:25 PM.


            • #7
              George Sisler, Browns' 1B, 1923---BB Ref

              George Sisler, Browns' 1B, 1915--------------------------------------------------------------------------George Sisler in profile.

              Mickey Cochrane, A's C, 1931---BB Ref-------------------------------------------------------Happy Felsch, White Sox' CF, 1915-20---BB Ref

              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-18-2010, 07:54 AM.


              • #8
                Pie Traynor, Pirates' 3B, 1923-31---BB Ref---------------------------Mel Ott, Giants' RF, 1936-37---BB Ref
                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-12-2009, 07:17 PM.


                • #9
                  Joe DiMaggio, Yankees' CF, 1947---BB Ref---------------------------------------Carl Hubbell, Giants' P, 1940---BB Ref
                  Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-12-2009, 04:06 PM.


                  • #10
                    Bill Terry, Mel Ott, Frankie Frisch, Ty Cobb. Possibly 1954, when Terry was inducted into the Hall of Fame.---------------Joe DiMaggio's 1986 Driver's License.
                    Autographed in 1958.
                    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-05-2010, 09:40 AM.


                    • #11
                      1924 World Tour: John McGraw, Mrs. Blanche McGraw,---returning from Europe on the S.S. Leviathan.
                      Art Nehf, Frankie Frisch, Hughie Jennings

                      1929: Bing Miller, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, Michey Cochrane, before World Series.

                      1939 All-Star Game: Bill Dickey, Hank Greenberg, Joe DiMaggio-------------------------------------------Babe Ruth/Miller Huggins, 1921.

                      Benny Bengough, Yankees' C, 1928.---BB Ref----------------------------------------------Benny Bengough.

                      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-18-2010, 07:59 AM.


                      • #12
                        Lefty Grove, Lou Gehrig, Al Simmons, Mickey Cochrane: 1931-33.

                        George Pipgras collage---BB Ref

                        Jimmie Dykes, A's infielder, 1929 World Series---BB Ref-----------------------------------------Umpire Tommy Connolly, 1924 World Series.

                        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-01-2010, 09:19 AM.


                        • #13
                          George Sisler, 1929---BB Ref

                          George Sisler

                          Pete Browning---BB Ref----------------------------------------------------------Connie Mack----------------------young Eddie Collins

                          19th Century Baseball cards------Jim O'Rourke----Jimmy Ryan------Charlie Radbourn-----Lady Baldwin

                          ----------------Umpire Wallace C. Fessenden----------Tod Brynan--------------Harry Stovey
                          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-05-2010, 09:44 AM.


                          • #14
                            Eddie Collins, Philadelphia Athletics 2B, 1911, Shibe Park: pre-game batting practice against the New York Highlanders.----BB Ref


                            Walter Johnson Senators' P, May 11, 1924---BB Ref--------------------------------------------------------------------1912-15
                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 10-18-2009, 07:09 AM.


                            • #15
                              April 16, 1923: Jimmie O'Connell, Willie Kamm, Jack Bentley.
                              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-13-2009, 04:46 PM.


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