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  • runningshoes' Classic Photo Thread

    I created a similar thread a few years back with cubshub hosting the photographs, but he was hacked and they disappeared. Now that I have time, I'm going to recreate the thread, but instead of having them hosted, I'll save them directly to Baseball Fever. That should prevent them from disappearing again. I'll identify players, places and times where I'm able. If I'm having difficulty, please feel free to help me out. I'm not sure if these photographs exist elsewhere in the baseball photography forum, but if they do, please let me know and provide a link to the photo. I'm not sure if Bill saved any of them when they were up before, but I had only posted a small number of the ones I have.


    I'll start out with a photograph of Al Simmons, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx at the Polo Grounds during the 1934 All Star Game.

    Carl Hubbell struck out these four future Hall of Famers, and Joe Cronin, consecutively during the first and second innings to set an all star game record. I don't know if this record still stands. If anyone knows, please let us know. Thanks

    The American League won the game 9-7
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    Last edited by runningshoes; 12-09-2011, 03:19 AM.
    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
    Carl Yastrzemski

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    Members of the 1917 Cleveland Indians do close-order drilling

    Members of the 1917 Cleveland Indians do close-order drilling. Most teams used bats in place of rifles, but here the players are using actual rifles. The St. Louis Browns won the $500 American League President Ban Johnson provided for the best close-order drill, although only 13 Browns enlisted during World War I. The Detroit Tigers contributed the most in the league with 25. The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates tied for the most in the National League with 18 enlistees, while the Cincinnati Reds provided only six.
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    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
    Carl Yastrzemski

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    • #3
      Hank Aaron and Harvey Kuenn 1960 All Star Game

      Hank Aaron and Harvey Kuenn before the second 1960 All Star Game at Yankee Stadium.

      Starting in 1955, fans voted Aaron to 20 straight all star teams.

      Kuenn played for Detroit Tigers (1952–59), Cleveland Indians (1960), San Francisco Giants (1961–65), Chicago Cubs (1965–66) and Philadelphia Phillies (1966). After retiring, he served as the Milwaukee Brewers interim manager in 1975 and as manager in 1982, taking the Brewers to their only World Series appearance. Kuenn died in 1988. He has a plaque at Miller Park.
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      Last edited by runningshoes; 05-15-2011, 09:09 PM.
      "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
      Carl Yastrzemski

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      • #4
        Ted Williams 1944

        Ted Williams with 3-year-old Patricia Ann Lewis in a photograph from 1944. I don't know where it was taken. Lewis was born at Pearl Harbor just before the Japanese attack and was evacuated with her mother shortly after.
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        "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
        Carl Yastrzemski

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        • #5
          Luscious Luke Easter (Year unknown)

          In 1948 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck purchased Luke Easter's contract from the Homestead Grays. Easter started the 1949 season in the minors after suffering a knee injury. He was brought up at the end of the season and the Indians were so impressed, they traded all star first baseman Mickey Vernon to make room for 34-year-old Easter the following season. After three solid seasons, Easter's knee problems and age brought his major league carer to an end. He died in 1979 at the age of 63.

          The photograph was obviously taken at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, but I'm not sure of the year.
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          "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
          Carl Yastrzemski

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          • #6
            Cobb, Speaker, Collins 1928

            Future Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker and Eddie Collins helped the Philadelphia Athletics to a second place finish in 1928.

            This was Cobb's and Speaker's last major league season. Collins would play in only nine games in the next two seasons before retiring.
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            "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
            Carl Yastrzemski

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            • #7
              Joe Cronin (year unknown)

              Joe Cronin played for The Washington Senators from 1928 to 1934. I don't know the date of this photograph.
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              Carl Yastrzemski

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              • #8
                The Great Josh Gibson May 1943

                Josh Gibson of the Negro National League's Homestead Grays rounds third at Washington's Griffith Stadium.

                Gibson, known as "the black Babe Ruth," played for the Grays from 1930 to 1931, 1937 to 1939 and 1942 to 1946. He is considered one of the best catchers and hitters to have played in any league. He died from a stroke at the age of 35 in 1947, only three months before Jackie Robinson first took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

                Thanks to BSmile for dating the photograph.
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                Last edited by runningshoes; 05-16-2011, 01:45 PM.
                "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                Carl Yastrzemski

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                • #9
                  Dizzy Dean 1938

                  Jerome "Dizzy" Dean throwing during spring training in 1938.

                  Dean is the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in a season, accomplishing the feat in 1934 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He won 28 games the following year and 24 the year after that.

                  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1953.
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                  "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                  Carl Yastrzemski

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                  • #10
                    Connie Mack and Philadelphia Athletics 1937

                    74-year-old manager Cornelius McGillicuddy ("Connie Mack") puts the Philadelphia Athletics through their training paces in Mexico City in 1937. Mack was hit in the right shin by a ball that spring and was injured so painfully that he was taken by train to a hospital on a stretcher.
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                    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                    Carl Yastrzemski

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                    • #11
                      Philadelphia Phillies ST 1915

                      (From left) Bill Killefer, Ed Burns, Joe Oeschger, George "Possum" Whitted and Ed Rixley relaxing during Spring training in St Petersburg in 1915.
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                      "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                      Carl Yastrzemski

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                      • #12
                        Detroit Tigers' Manager Hughie Jennings and Tiger's 3Bman George Moriarty confer with New York Highlanders player/manager Hal Chase and umpire Tom Connolly at Hilltop Park in 1911.

                        Thanks to GaryL for Identifying George Moriarty.
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                        Last edited by runningshoes; 12-11-2011, 11:27 AM.
                        "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                        Carl Yastrzemski

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                        • #13
                          Miller Huggins, John McGraw, Bill Brennan 1913

                          St. Louis Cardinals player/manager Miller Huggins and New York Giants manager John McGraw confer with umpire Bill Brennan at the Polo grounds in 1913.
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                          "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                          Carl Yastrzemski

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                          • #14
                            Babe Ruth 1928

                            Babe Ruth batting at Huggins/Stengel Field in St Petersburg Florida in 1928.

                            Thanks to Babefan for providing date and location.
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                            Last edited by runningshoes; 12-05-2011, 03:33 PM.
                            "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                            Carl Yastrzemski

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                            • #15
                              Brooklyn Robins 1916

                              Members of the National League Pennant winning Brooklyn Robins. (from left) Jake Daubert, George Cutshaw, Ivy Olson and Harry Mowrey.
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                              "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                              Carl Yastrzemski

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