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My favorite baseball photo (this may be a little small):

http://www.scpauctions.com/Userfiles/Image/Stengel-crystal-ball.jpg

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 11:11 (eight years ago) link

Actually, this would be my favorite baseball photo (I'm hoping it's not blocked):

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/si/2009/writers/joe_posnanski/04/14/fidrych.obit/Mark-Fidrych-SI.jpg

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:18 (eight years ago) link

A.J. Foyt! There's a name from the past.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:32 (eight years ago) link

The Christy Mathewson photo is outta sight

Also lol at Bonds swinging the same aluminum Easton bat that all the kids used at my school

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:34 (eight years ago) link

Haha yes -- fuck a piercing Bombat.

Though once I started using 32- and- 33-inch bats, it was TPX all the way.

Andy K, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:40 (eight years ago) link

this one rich kid had his own easton black magic : /

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:56 (eight years ago) link

yeah, the christy pic definitely inspired the thread

867-5309 (abdul) (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 20:26 (eight years ago) link

I think people have commented on the resemblance between Mathewson and Seaver; James also once wrote something about a picture of Mathewson and Cobb shaking hands, how their personalities (Mathewson: self-assured, confident/Cobb: frightened, small) were perfectly reflected in their expressions.

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 20:34 (eight years ago) link

^^ That's one to right-click and "Open Image in New Window".

http://tinyurl.com/vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 20:40 (eight years ago) link

http://i54.tinypic.com/jqkigz.jpg

http://www.life.com/image/ugc1065781/in-gallery/47141/babe-ruth-rare-and-unpublished

A never-before-published photo of Babe Ruth and two unidentified men, taken by Ralph Morse in the locker room at Yankee Stadium, June 13, 1948. "This picture works so much better in color than it would in black and white," Morse says. "Because with black and white, you might get a sense of how frail Ruth was, but you wouldn't really feel it, the way you do here. In black and white, you wouldn't see how gray his face looked, how the cancer had really destroyed him. To put it bluntly, Ruth wouldn't look as sick in black and white as he does in color. The man was dying, after all -- and it showed." Coming back into the locker room after addressing the crowd (so the story goes), Ruth was offered a beer by his old teammate, "Jumping Joe" Dugan, who asked the Babe how he was doing. Ruth took the beer, and looked Dugan in the eye. "Joe, I'm gone," he said -- and broke down in tears.

Pussy.ogg (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:03 (eight years ago) link

Roxymuzak: thanks, that's the one. I was wrong about them shaking hands...I think what James said was that even though Cobb was the older and presumably wiser and more self-assured player, it looks as if it's he who's in awe of Mathewson.

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:50 (eight years ago) link

Pretty basic, but iconic:

http://jackierobinsonfacts.com/images/Jackie_Robinson.jpg

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:52 (eight years ago) link

Not a portrait...but man, I love this photo:

http://www3.whig.com/whig/blogs/uponfurtherreview/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/BobGibson_68.jpg

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 21:59 (eight years ago) link

Did Storm Thorgerson take the Ozzie Smith? WOW.

Andy K, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 23:15 (eight years ago) link

Not Thorgerson, obv.

Andy K, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 23:22 (eight years ago) link

how do I get mathewson's jacket?

JIMMY MOD THE SACK MASTER (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 25 November 2010 06:14 (eight years ago) link

You're too late--it's been cut up into a thousand Upper Deck inserts.

On DiMaggio's birthday, one of the other guy:

http://blog.detroitathletic.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ted-williams.jpg

clemenza, Thursday, 25 November 2010 12:21 (eight years ago) link

^emo

JIMMY MOD THE SACK MASTER (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 25 November 2010 14:08 (eight years ago) link

williams looked so great back then.

867-5309 (abdul) (roxymuzak), Thursday, 25 November 2010 19:10 (eight years ago) link

http://photos.mycapture.com/STLT/731526/23161147E.jpg

EDB, Thursday, 25 November 2010 19:13 (eight years ago) link

https://phila8.securesites.com/ppp/images/autoph/2009Dom2.jpg

the ultimate other guy

867-5309 (abdul) (roxymuzak), Thursday, 25 November 2010 19:14 (eight years ago) link

ian johnson reminds me of joe dimaggio sometimes

O⎠o⎠O⎠o⎠O (roxymuzak), Friday, 26 November 2010 20:47 (eight years ago) link

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2008/02/09/wJQhul5t.jpg

leTeReL (Leee), Friday, 26 November 2010 22:24 (eight years ago) link

that is neither a portrait, nor great

O⎠o⎠O⎠o⎠O (roxymuzak), Saturday, 27 November 2010 01:28 (eight years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/DzQ89.jpg

Disgraced Homo Cop (Princess TamTam), Saturday, 27 November 2010 01:30 (eight years ago) link

Potato, potato, roxy.

leTeReL (Leee), Saturday, 27 November 2010 06:39 (eight years ago) link

not a proper portrait, still:

http://product.images.prosportsmemorabilia.com/44-01/44-01180-F.jpg

circa1916, Saturday, 27 November 2010 20:26 (eight years ago) link

aaaw robin ventura got his blood on nolan ryan's face!

JIMMY MOD THE SACK MASTER (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 27 November 2010 20:38 (eight years ago) link

this thread es fantastique

ice cr?m, Saturday, 27 November 2010 20:43 (eight years ago) link

http://grab.by/7BBJ

ice cr?m, Saturday, 27 November 2010 20:46 (eight years ago) link

aaaw robin ventura got his blood on nolan ryan's face!

lol

http://images.chron.com/blogs/sportsupdate/archives/ryan_ventura.jpg

bloody ryan pic linked above is from a bo jackson-hit ball.

circa1916, Saturday, 27 November 2010 20:53 (eight years ago) link

I was going to find a Donny baseball mustache pic...kudos on the double wammy with Boggs

van smack, Saturday, 27 November 2010 22:13 (eight years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/HYtTa.jpg

Disgraced Homo Cop (Princess TamTam), Sunday, 28 November 2010 06:53 (eight years ago) link

http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b84f69e2011570361948970b-400wi

There are leg kicks and there are leg kicks.

earlnash, Sunday, 28 November 2010 08:08 (eight years ago) link

http://shootthemoose.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/babe_ruth_02.jpg

van smack, Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:10 (eight years ago) link

Love all the leg kicks. A couple more: Dontrelle Willis, who turns up all over the place on a "high leg kick" search, and Palmer, whose stride was probably longer than it was high.

http://detectovision.com/pics/dontrelle%20willis24.jpg

http://www.sportsmemorabilia.com/image.php?productid=180885

clemenza, Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:19 (eight years ago) link

I call your Thomas, and raise you one Mad Hungarian.

http://www.hotstoveleague.org/images/AL%20HRABOSKY.jpg

clemenza, Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:42 (eight years ago) link

ok Ross Grimsley

http://www.survivinggrady.com/ross_grimsley.jpg

van smack, Sunday, 28 November 2010 18:16 (eight years ago) link

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr251/mookieproof/gapbat_zps53a8b2c2.jpg

my dad, circa 1940 (age 4)

only existing photo of him batting righty

mookieproof, Sunday, 2 February 2014 00:01 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bg3SOm4CMAAMJW1.jpg

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 20:30 (five years ago) link

mookie i love that pic of your dad

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 20 February 2014 02:36 (five years ago) link

<3

mookieproof, Thursday, 20 February 2014 04:58 (five years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bhw_kCNIEAEBeNi.jpg:large

earlnash, Monday, 3 March 2014 13:33 (five years ago) link

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

v good

Spottie, Friday, 23 May 2014 04:21 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bp7_JrxCcAA5kf4.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:50 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwDssdGIIAAlyYy.jpg

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:18 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...
one month passes...

^Ruth and Gehrig at Dexter Park in Brooklyn* for an exhibition game inOctober 1928

*Wikipedia sez that Dexter Park was over the borough line, in Woodhaven, Queens.

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 November 2014 22:21 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7Ppyb7CcAAO1zh.jpg

clark griffith, washington senators, 1912

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:03 (four years ago) link

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CB8QK3oWIAEYUk9.png

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 April 2015 21:37 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CE0m07mWAAA3aBh.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:27 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJVSfsBVEAAtz9I.jpg

your 1977 NL all-stars

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 18:51 (four years ago) link

ellis valentine with the obvious lack of media training

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 04:04 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CMGNhmcVEAAw3v-.jpg

earlnash, Saturday, 15 August 2015 03:38 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

http://apps.startribune.com/blogs/user_images/randmid_1343147216_tkzubaz.jpg

former twins manager tom kelly

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 October 2015 00:01 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbB4hB5VAAAOiYu.jpg

pet bird ruffles

mookieproof, Friday, 12 February 2016 17:10 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ceuay3CXIAASNe0.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 March 2016 15:28 (three years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ce90qqKWIAAvItS.jpg

mookieproof, Friday, 1 April 2016 15:11 (three years ago) link

ty

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 1 April 2016 15:52 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjPvrjpVAAIwVjQ.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:46 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

http://www.colimdo.org/media/2631779/rico_carty.jpg

velko, Wednesday, 27 July 2016 07:29 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

http://i.imgur.com/qn5DzQa.jpg

brimstead, Sunday, 28 August 2016 05:08 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

willie mcgee
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwR_2OYW8AQh827.jpg

Spottie, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 20:41 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

satchel
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2D3UfZXgAAKnIB.jpg

Spottie, Friday, 13 January 2017 19:27 (two years ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4twVJaVYAEFK-i.jpg

manny sanguillen and cane

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:00 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

This team shot of the 1975 NL All Stars was really cool. Lots of cool players in that picture. Kinda neat to see a young Gary Carter in the front row. Look how big Greg Lusinski looks, he is a big beast next to Lou Brock and Bill Madlock.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7026/6495659655_a2bea308e9_b.jpg

earlnash, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 02:16 (two years ago) link

i did not remember how big jerry reuss was

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 02:26 (two years ago) link

and to Lasorda's right, Red Schoendienst, still around at 94.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:29 (two years ago) link

That's Walter Alston!

timellison, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 19:02 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9ytPl1UAAAZQzk.jpg

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:30 (two years ago) link

four weeks pass...
two months pass...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/1898_Cleveland_Spiders.jpg

the 1898 cleveland spiders

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:52 (two years ago) link

dudes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 01:58 (two years ago) link

two months pass...
ten months pass...

you're the best manager out there, imo!
that may be true but YOU'RE the best person in baseball, period, and it's not just me who says that!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:01 (eleven months ago) link

not really a portrait or a player, but i feel like it would make good statuary

mookieproof, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:04 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxyJYRKVsAAwfmS.jpg

mookieproof, Friday, 25 January 2019 22:17 (six months ago) link

four months pass...

On June 6, 1944, Lawrence P. Berra served his country as an 18-year-old gunner for the U.S. Navy, manning a rocket-boat during the Allied invasion of Normandy. #DDay75thAnniversary pic.twitter.com/MWuEhJIJjS

— Yogi Berra Museum (@Yogi_Museum) June 6, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 June 2019 18:01 (two months ago) link


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