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867-5309 (abdul) (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 10:57 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

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

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

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

yeah, the christy pic definitely inspired the thread

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

http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/09800/09869v.jpg

^

867-5309 (abdul) (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 20:36 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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http://www.life.com/image/ugc1065781/in-gallery/47141/babe-ruth-rare-and-unpublished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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) link

Pretty basic, but iconic:

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

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

Did Storm Thorgerson take the Ozzie Smith? WOW.

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

Not Thorgerson, obv.

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

^emo

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

williams looked so great back then.

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

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

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

ian johnson reminds me of joe dimaggio sometimes

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

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

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

that is neither a portrait, nor great

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

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

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

Potato, potato, roxy.

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

this thread es fantastique

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

http://grab.by/7BBJ

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

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

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

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

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

ok Ross Grimsley

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

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

ah thanks!

Tracer Hand, Friday, 4 February 2022 11:30 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Congrats to Sean Doolittle on hitting 10 years of Major League service today! pic.twitter.com/ICKm6scJyj

— Kyle Brostowitz (@KyleBrostowitz) May 26, 2022

mookieproof, Friday, 27 May 2022 03:33 (two years ago) link

mushrooms

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Friday, 27 May 2022 06:18 (two years ago) link

from the pittsburgh press, 22 may 1982

https://i.imgur.com/k8oFYMG.jpg

alas, he did not win the batting title (although teammate bill madlock finished second to al oliver), but he did rank fifth in slugging and OPS

mookieproof, Sunday, 29 May 2022 22:24 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...
three weeks pass...

tom seaver and gary gentry

https://i.imgur.com/5iZ1JGd.png

z_tbd, Wednesday, 22 February 2023 04:42 (one year ago) link

Are they replacing all those divots?!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 22 February 2023 04:45 (one year ago) link

they're checking out the carnage, i guess! it's from after the 1969 world series

z_tbd, Thursday, 23 February 2023 17:01 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/x1xB5Fj.png

z_tbd, Tuesday, 28 February 2023 20:56 (one year ago) link

I love the harry dean stanton phase of matt carpenter's career

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 28 February 2023 22:22 (one year ago) link

he's rugged

z_tbd, Wednesday, 1 March 2023 00:27 (one year ago) link

Needs cigarette.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Thursday, 2 March 2023 02:19 (one year ago) link

damn it's been a minute since i really followed baseball and i never wouldve guessed that's matt carpenter! it's amazing what a beardless mustache does for a guy's look. take all those pesky ad patches off the uniform, run that thing through a sepia filter, and it would fit right in on a goudey gum card from the 1920s (ok the uniform fit is a bit off)

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 2 March 2023 18:25 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/n718gF4.png

z_tbd, Thursday, 2 March 2023 18:59 (one year ago) link

whoops, meant to do the sepia as well. might as well triple post this image and get it right, so that we can remember this great old timer from the days when winning the world series money meant not having to work at taco bell for the winter

https://i.imgur.com/nOZRK1v.png

z_tbd, Thursday, 2 March 2023 19:02 (one year ago) link

kinda like this:

https://imgur.com/a/79i8ZlS

lol xpost - considered adding a cigar myself!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 2 March 2023 19:14 (one year ago) link

oh there you go, much better!

z_tbd, Thursday, 2 March 2023 19:18 (one year ago) link

now we're talkin, thank you photoshop wizards

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 3 March 2023 17:38 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Al Oliver, circa 1973 @Pirates pic.twitter.com/INLoLyWaZa

— Vintage Jerseys & Hats (@PolyesterUnis) March 18, 2023

mookieproof, Saturday, 18 March 2023 21:11 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

More than 10,000 rare baseball images from the @ruckerarchive are now available online in the #SABR Research Collection: https://t.co/lKc9XlI8Y3 pic.twitter.com/BMDGGHWjM0

— SABR (@sabr) April 4, 2023

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 April 2023 15:27 (one year ago) link

i don't think i'm doing this right

https://i.imgur.com/9bJzwhg.png

it's a new day in the international landscape (z_tbd), Tuesday, 4 April 2023 15:29 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

USC's Rod Dedeaux and a couple of fresh-faced punks (one of whom was cut from the team).

https://phildellio.tripod.com/dedeaux.jpg

clemenza, Thursday, 25 May 2023 19:16 (one year ago) link

Trivia lost to time: RJ*'s battery-mate on that team was Jack Del Rio**, both two-sporters.

*RJ: baseball & basketball
**JdR: baseball & football

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 25 May 2023 19:48 (one year ago) link

Checked to see if there was a book on Rod Dedeaux, and there is, from 2013--very short, but may order a copy. He coached a lot of great players, starting with those two and Seaver.

clemenza, Thursday, 25 May 2023 20:16 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

https://i.postimg.cc/3r9q5cZq/IMG-4436.jpg

I kept forgetting to post this, truly iconic photo of Lincecum imo. This is his first postseason game in 2010 vs Halladay’s Phillies. Other photos from this game are (maybe?) more well known because of the Phillies fans whistling/jeering at him but this one is incredible for the composition: the windup, the incongruity, the lights. Everyone remembers this game for the two Cody Ross “ssory doc” homers but Ross himself was talking about this game on a podcast and said Lincecum was the forgotten man of this game - held a loaded Phillies lineup to 3 runs in 7 innings.

Anyway.

half the population ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (gyac), Tuesday, 4 July 2023 10:35 (one year ago) link

Not quite what this thread is, but if I could have seen any three pitchers ever, these'd be the three.

https://phildellio.tripod.com/pitchers.jpg

clemenza, Thursday, 6 July 2023 06:03 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

again not a portrait but what a great picture. manny in left.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/resizer/2DTF0wzLfkbxg3lL4KNsmxmxIJ0=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-bostonglobe/ATSRF6HK3PH3C5KPX34DDHFEOE.jpg

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 25 July 2023 06:31 (eleven months ago) link

from this article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/07/24/sports/fenway-park/

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 25 July 2023 06:43 (eleven months ago) link

Speaking of Boston and left field:

https://i.postimg.cc/65kv740X/yazted.jpg

clemenza, Saturday, 29 July 2023 18:29 (eleven months ago) link

Awww.

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 5 August 2023 10:51 (eleven months ago) link

I guess this is a famous photo? I'd never seen it till this morning, when it turned up on my FB wall.

https://www.welovedc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2010-08-10-carter-wipes-away-tear-500x333.jpg

Carter's wiping away a tear as Dawson is honoured by the (then still relatively new) Nationals franchise.

clemenza, Saturday, 5 August 2023 14:35 (eleven months ago) link

Brendon Barynov (bbflicks on Instagram) is an MLB photographer who mainly photographs the Giants and visiting teams. Some of his usual work:

https://i.postimg.cc/Sx2pF42F/IMG-7051.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/FHMXh63f/IMG-7054.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/L4Dqhty4/IMG-7055.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/c4Jv3vjR/IMG-7056.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/YqyhzpKJ/IMG-7057.jpg

JP one particularly cool cos his dad is this guy (who I don’t know but clemenza might).

Anyway recently he’s been using a disposable camera for shots and the aesthetic really works: something about combining the goofiness of players when they see a disposable camera, which many people associate with fun/informality, with the older/grainer look to the pictures making them look timeless. Padres Polaroid effect?!

https://i.postimg.cc/DZyScm03/IMG-7047.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/NMJ5CY29/IMG-7048.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/1zKg6D9K/IMG-7049.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/y8c31wtt/IMG-7052.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/KYbkR0yz/IMG-7050.jpg

ydkb (gyac), Sunday, 6 August 2023 16:34 (eleven months ago) link

Sorry, missed that--don't know much about the CFL (my friend's brother knows so much, he's been hired by the league for a panel charged with naming the 150 greatest players ever).

Ichiro shaking hands with George Sisler's daughter:

https://i.postimg.cc/ydmLbsds/ichiro.jpg

clemenza, Friday, 11 August 2023 23:03 (eleven months ago) link

Not sure if I see Fernando in there!

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/USATSI_21190152.jpg

clemenza, Monday, 14 August 2023 16:16 (ten months ago) link

A little haircut goes a long way

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 14 August 2023 17:56 (ten months ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/s2NxMSY3/eckson.jpg

clemenza, Friday, 18 August 2023 16:35 (ten months ago) link

We lived down the road from Denny McLain when I was a young child, there were always references to the Tigers around my house, so I was kind of aware of baseball, but this is the first picture (and play) I can remember:

https://www.baseballhistorycomesalive.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/1-rudi-4.jpg

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 18 August 2023 23:35 (ten months ago) link

I guess not really a portrait, but it's what immediately came to mind when I read the thread title. It's etched in my mind.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 18 August 2023 23:40 (ten months ago) link

Here's a portrait to make up for it.

https://www.si.com/.image/t_share/MTY4MTI4MjI3NTU1Mjg4MzM3/1969-0622-reggie-jackson-001161220jpg.jpg

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 18 August 2023 23:43 (ten months ago) link

A shocking omission from the underwear pics upthread

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/kOsAAOSwekpiF-O6/s-l1600.jpg

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 18 August 2023 23:57 (ten months ago) link

McLain is fascinating. I tried to get a filmmaker friend interested in exploring a possible documentary on him 10 years ago, but we never pursued it. Still alive, 79.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 August 2023 00:56 (ten months ago) link

Rudi--along with Fingers--is in the Reggie documentary on Prime, the three of them sitting around reminiscing.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 August 2023 00:56 (ten months ago) link

McLain was the dark side to the beloved Mickey Lolich.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 19 August 2023 20:39 (ten months ago) link

eight months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/lNK2VAZ.png

this is a bad baseball portrait, sorry, but notably bad!

z_tbd, Tuesday, 23 April 2024 14:45 (two months ago) link

finally, pete rose made the hall!

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 23 April 2024 15:00 (two months ago) link

I collect those postcards--I'm right up to date as of the 2023 group. I look forward to purchasing my Notably Bad Whitey card sometime soon. (You know who else was a pretend architect? George Costanza.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 23 April 2024 17:32 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Saw this on the official mlb account and it’s a great shot IMO; the bubble; the swing of the necklace; and the right arm readying the throw.
https://i.postimg.cc/1zzKRgjn/IMG-2993.jpg

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 12:49 (three days ago) link


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