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  • #91
    Here's a great pic:

    Ty and "Brick" Owen - April 4, 1911
    Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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    • #92
      Originally posted by BSmile

      I do some digging Bill. BTW, I saw those 1907 Tigers pic's and I just HAD to make a GIF out of them.


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      • #93
        Cobb Hunting

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        • #94
          Ty Cobb with the A's 1927

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          • #95
            Originally posted by BSmile
            Yup...pretty spectacular picture here. I left it in its original panoramic size.
            Here's the explanation of the picture:

            This simply remarkable panoramic photograph captures the greatest stars of the American League Dead Ball era, all of whom had convened at Cleveland's League Park on July 24, 1911 for a benefit game to raise money for the widow of Hall of Fame pitcher Addie Joss, whose life had been tragically cut short three months earlier in a virulent bout with meningitis. It must be noted that panoramic photographs were very expensive to produce at this time in history, and as such only those participating in the event were given a copy. Frank "Home Run" Baker's personal photo, offered here, is one of the very few to survive the many decades since. Baker is easy to spot, twelfth from right, dressed in the road grey uniform of his Philadelphia Athletics. Three men to his right is the great Walter Johnson in the midst of a season that saw him pitch six complete game shutouts. Other early gods of the diamond present include Shoeless Joe Jackson, Cy Young, Napoleon Lajoie, Eddie Collins, Smokey Joe Wood and the fiery Ty Cobb, who wears a borrowed Cleveland Naps jersey after forgetting to bring his Tigers togs to the ballpark. Behind the chicken wire that separates the stands from the playing field, scores of fans in dark suits and straw hats clamor to get a look at this outrageous assembly of talent, essentially the first All-Star Game in baseball history.

            Cheers! ~B
            (btw....I found some more great Cobb pic's...they'll be up today as well)

            The AL All-Stars are fairly easy to identify. Starting with where the Cleveland Indians' players leave off, (don't count their mascot), they are, starting 16th from the right:
            L-R: Clyde Milan, Walter Johnson, Gabby Street, Bobby Wallace, Frank Baker, Jimmy McAleer (Mgr.), Sam Crawford, Tris Speaker, Hal Chase, Russel Ford, Smokey Joe Wood, Eddie Ainsmith, Germany Schaffer, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, another Cleveland Indian player.
            For the historical record, Cy Young is 10th from the left, Joe Jackson is 11th from the left, and Nap Lajoie is 18th from the left.

            Would like to make a correction to the identities of the players listed. In place of Eddie Ainsmith above....this is actually Paddy Livingston and the Cleveland player on the end of that line is actually Jack Graney, who appears twice in the photo. Graney is also the third guy on the left side of the photo. Due to the process of taking a panoramic photo in those days. Graney had time from when the left side of the photo was taken until the right side of the photo was snapped....to run behind the camera and get at the end of the line on the right side of the photo. Graney was a big practical joker and this photo is a great example of that.

            Mike Nola
            Official Historian
            The Shoeless Joe Jackson Virtual Hall of Fame Web Site
            http://www.blackbetsy.com/
            Home of the Joe Jackson model Louisville Slugger baseball bat offer.
            The voice said "Build it and they will come".........and they have!!!!!

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            • #96
              Originally posted by blackbetsy
              Would like to make a correction to the identities of the players listed. In place of Eddie Ainsmith above....this is actually Paddy Livingston and the Cleveland player on the end of that line is actually Jack Graney, who appears twice in the photo. Graney is also the third guy on the left side of the photo. Due to the process of taking a panoramic photo in those days. Graney had time from when the left side of the photo was taken until the right side of the photo was snapped....to run behind the camera and get at the end of the line on the right side of the photo. Graney was a big practical joker and this photo is a great example of that.

              Mike Nola
              Official Historian
              The Shoeless Joe Jackson Virtual Hall of Fame Web Site
              http://www.blackbetsy.com/
              Home of the Joe Jackson model Louisville Slugger baseball bat offer.
              The voice said "Build it and they will come".........and they have!!!!!
              Thank you, Mike. I stand corrected. You are quite correct. Error on Burgess, again. Am I leading the league in errors yet? Must be.

              Bill

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              • #97
                Due to the process of taking a panoramic photo in those days. Graney had time from when the left side of the photo was taken until the right side of the photo was snapped....to run behind the camera and get at the end of the line on the right side of the photo. Graney was a big practical joker and this photo is a great example of that.

                Hahaha! That is a fantastic bit of information. Thanks so much for your input. I've checked out the www.blackbetsy.com website several times...great stuff. Hopefully you'll have more to add to this site as well.

                Cheers! ~B
                Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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                • #98
                  Ty Cobb in the field with the Tigers 1920


                  Ty Cobb Hall of Fame plaque 1936(sorry for the size)

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                  • #99
                    Cobb Hand Fans

                    Here's a Ty Cobb hand fan that looks pretty old. It looks like it was cut by hand from heavy card stock, very rigid about 7.5" across. It might have been a give-a-way at the park or maybe a DIY kit. There's no date on it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

                    I also have a handfan from 1985 with Cobb on one side and Pete Rose on the other commemorating the season Rose broke the all time hits record. I'll post it later as it's too big for my scanner and I don't have access to a digital cam right now.
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                    • Whoa!

                      Happened to find this gem of a picture today:
                      Cy Young, Duffy Lewis, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper and Ty Cobb - Sept. 28, 1947 at Yankee Stadium. (Babe Ruth Day).

                      Cheers! ~B
                      Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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                      • 1) Ty Cobb showing his new team's shirt

                        2) Jimmy Archer, Ty Cobb, Hans Wagner & Roger Bresnahan - Sept. 30, 1930

                        3) Ty Cobb and family sightseeing in Paris - 1929

                        4) Ty Cobb and Umpire Ed Walsh chucking snowballs - Dec.14, 1922

                        5) Ty Cobb showing disabled kids his bat - Aug. 25, 1922 in Philadelphia

                        Lots more to come....
                        ~B
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                        • Close up of Cobb

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                          • Tris Speaker, Joe Dimaggio and Ty Cobb in the locker room - July 30, 1955
                            Old Timer's Day - Yankee Stadium
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                            • Ty Cobb and Buster Keaton Eating Corn on the Cob


                              Ty Cobb and Connie Mack


                              Ty Cobb with family


                              Ty Cobb and his Family: L-R: Mother Amanda, brother Paul, Paul's wife, sister Florence, wife Charlie, Ty.


                              Ty Cobb & Connie Mack Shaking Hands 1927


                              Ty Cobb with Doug dale and Frank Ploof

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                              • Originally posted by George H Ruth
                                Ty Cobb and Buster Keaton Eating Corn on the Cob
                                That looks like field corn!! Bleccchhh!!!
                                What a bizarre photo...anybody know what the context is?

                                Originally posted by George H Ruth
                                Ty Cobb with family
                                Cobb's wife looks terrified for some reason...isn't it amazing that it took so many years for baby car seats to be invented? I can remember sitting in my Mom's lap in the front seat while my Dad drove, seems impossibly dangerous now.
                                "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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