rolling old-tyme baseball photograph thread

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I've been browsing through the LOC photo site, and they have a pretty good selection of turn of the century (and pre-20th) baseball photography. I'm going to throw the ones with big TIF files into LR and do some cleaning and brightening and make prints for myself. Anyone who winds up wanting a full-size TIF or JPG of any of these, holla at me and I'll upload it somewhere other than Flickr.

Casey Stengel:

what the original looked like:

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Friday, 19 February 2010 20:56 (twelve years ago) link

nice touch-up job!
sort of prefer the old-tyme-y colouring tho.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Friday, 19 February 2010 23:58 (twelve years ago) link

I believe that 'Dodger' park was on Third Ave in Gowanus/Park Slope.

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 February 2010 01:51 (twelve years ago) link

this thread is going to be awesome

←→ + P = ☽☽☽☽☽☽☽ (dyao), Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:21 (twelve years ago) link

Ernie Krueger, Cleveland AL, at Polo Grounds, NY

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:51 (twelve years ago) link

Not THAT old time, but:

Don Mossi:

Your body is a spiderland (polyphonic), Monday, 22 February 2010 19:43 (twelve years ago) link

is that the san diego chicken?

/b/ OK (J0rdan S.), Monday, 22 February 2010 19:44 (twelve years ago) link

that toronto cap is fucking ill

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 22 February 2010 19:59 (twelve years ago) link

Some of these files are horrible - it's like they blew dust onto the glass plates before scanning them.

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Monday, 22 February 2010 22:22 (twelve years ago) link

dust is very old-timey

i know who the sockpuppet master of ilx is (velko), Monday, 22 February 2010 22:53 (twelve years ago) link

Easterly reckons that young floozies positively swoon over "home" runs.

A Mermaid... Doing It With Captain Morgan (Leee), Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:44 (twelve years ago) link

holy shit love his sweater - how comfortable does that look??

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 24 February 2010 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

great thread!

great threads!

how about some more old timey 'staches?

j.q higgins, Thursday, 25 February 2010 13:22 (twelve years ago) link

okay, no stache, but...

three fingers!

j.q higgins, Thursday, 25 February 2010 13:29 (twelve years ago) link

eight months pass...

Not exactly "old-tyme," but...

Andy K, Wednesday, 27 October 2010 14:54 (twelve years ago) link


progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 October 2010 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

James McCormick (November 3, 1856 – March 10, 1918) was a Scottish right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. A native of Glasgow, he was the first ballplayer born in Scotland to appear in a major league game.

McCormick was great friends with Mike "King" Kelly and was also very well liked by Cap Anson, two of the great personalities of early baseball. Anson was McCormick's captain-manager in 1885 and 1886, when Chicago won its last 19th-century pennants.

In Paterson starting in 1885, McCormick co-owned a bar with a fellow former local player, Dave Treado. It had a ticker, to post results of games and races. Before the 1888 season and probably at other times, Kelly did some bartending for him. That August, when McCormick’s wife Jennie died, Kelly wired a former mutual Chicago teammate, and "telegraphed Mr. Joseph Towell, the [Paterson] florist, to get up something handsome, and this consisted of `The Gates Ajar,’ the sides of which were made from nephetos [presumably nepetas, aromatic herbs in the mint family] and white roses, the base of carnations, yellow roses and white lilies. The gates were made of ivy leaves, the whole being surmounted by a dove."

omar little, Thursday, 10 February 2011 22:15 (eleven years ago) link

seven months pass...

Ed Walsh. I found this looking up info about my new boss. I also found a cool photo of Elmer Stricklett ("Master Teacher of the spitball"), but it's too small.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 05:09 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

dayo, Saturday, 22 October 2011 14:57 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

caek, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:27 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...
one month passes...

Casey Stengel and a friend

polyphonic, Thursday, 3 May 2012 18:04 (ten years ago) link

ws friend

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 3 May 2012 21:51 (ten years ago) link

slider I hardly know er

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:12 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

Johnson, Grove, Young, and guy who went 34-5 one season:

Lots more here:

(Playoffs? Yes, I know.)

clemenza, Thursday, 11 October 2012 21:35 (ten years ago) link

not just photos... but who ever heard of the Indoor Base Ball craze?

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 October 2012 01:20 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Just started Summer of '68 by Tim Wendel. I wasn't aware of this Neil Leifer photo for a Sports Illustrated cover:

clemenza, Saturday, 12 July 2014 20:01 (eight years ago) link

seven months pass...

Weird, wild stuff:

clemenza, Monday, 9 March 2015 21:15 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

need IDs

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:50 (six years ago) link

1. ernie orsatti
2. eddie grant
3. larry benton
4. baby doll jacobson

velko, Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:08 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

rolling newly discovered color footage of old-tyme baseball

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:33 (four years ago) link

just barely beat ya to it

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:34 (four years ago) link

i failed at searching : /

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:35 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

clemenza, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 06:57 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

There's some Yankee fan page or something that keeps showing up on my FB wall with great photos.

clemenza, Friday, 1 April 2022 03:14 (seven months ago) link

wow, when eras collide

Tracer Hand, Friday, 1 April 2022 08:12 (seven months ago) link

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 April 2022 13:58 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

I'd never seen this till yesterday.

Ozzie Smith and Eddie Murray, high school teammates. Because that really happened.

— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) August 31, 2021

clemenza, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 13:32 (five months ago) link

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