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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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

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

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

yeah, the christy pic definitely inspired the thread

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

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

^

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http://www.life.com/image/ugc1065781/in-gallery/47141/babe-ruth-rare-and-unpublished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

Pretty basic, but iconic:

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

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

Did Storm Thorgerson take the Ozzie Smith? WOW.

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

Not Thorgerson, obv.

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

^emo

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

williams looked so great back then.

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

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

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

ian johnson reminds me of joe dimaggio sometimes

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

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

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

that is neither a portrait, nor great

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

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

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

Potato, potato, roxy.

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

this thread es fantastique

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

http://grab.by/7BBJ

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

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

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

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

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

ok Ross Grimsley

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

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

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

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

dudes

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

four months pass...

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

mookieproof, Friday, 25 January 2019 22:17 (three years 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 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

For lack of a better thread:

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27425987/guy-ball-crotch-story-funniest-baseball-card-ever-made

I laughed way too hard while reading this.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 18:52 (two years ago) link

That is a beautiful story. That is life in one article.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:02 (two years ago) link

yes i read that this morning and lol'd at the crazy glue stuff and his wife's reaction

na (NA), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 19:22 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...
two months pass...

Congrats to @TheCUTCH22 for securing what may be the coolest baseball card ever #Phillies @Topps pic.twitter.com/KToJ1sthwT

— Dick Allen (@DickAllen_15) June 26, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 26 June 2020 20:55 (two years ago) link

I must say this is my All Time Favorite card. https://t.co/PyCHXw52p3

— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) June 26, 2020

cutch is the best

four months pass...

EKERSLY1.BMF pic.twitter.com/dKd8RfoH7W

— Corel Gallery 1994 (@Clipart1994bot) November 20, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 20 November 2020 01:28 (one year ago) link

haha sweet!

brimstead, Friday, 20 November 2020 03:19 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

man.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:43 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCriKJPWEAc0_vR?format=jpg&name=medium

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 05:09 (nine months ago) link

billy 'bad wheels' buckner and... who?

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 09:22 (nine months ago) link

eastern tennessee's own phil 'scrap iron' garner

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 10:37 (nine months ago) link

ahh of course!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 11:09 (nine months ago) link

i still love that photo of neikro and torre both reduced to bashful little boys by the sheer fabulousness of olivia newton-john

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 11:11 (nine months ago) link

the brows/eyes/moustache kinda make buckner look like a literal muppet!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:26 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

close enough

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EU7Sw_YVAAI88Gu.jpg

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 November 2021 17:00 (eight months ago) link

I should know...Siouxsie Sioux? Doesn't really make sense.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 November 2021 22:07 (eight months ago) link

i believe that's a madonna

just staying (Karl Malone), Saturday, 20 November 2021 22:35 (eight months ago) link

indeed. photo by the late mick rock

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 November 2021 23:17 (eight months ago) link

Yikes, how did I miss that...

clemenza, Sunday, 21 November 2021 02:07 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

twitter thread of some:

What’s the coolest picture ever of a baseball player? My nominations: pic.twitter.com/PQzndOaxxk

— Ben Porter (@Ben13Porter) December 16, 2021

Spottie, Friday, 17 December 2021 16:44 (eight months ago) link

the more i know about ted williams, the more i'm like fuck ted williams

Karl Malone, Friday, 17 December 2021 18:19 (eight months ago) link

Magazine cover--can't find the original photo--but this would be high on my own list:

https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/9/99/Sportsillustrated1977.JPG/revision/latest?cb=20181030143543

clemenza, Friday, 17 December 2021 23:30 (eight months ago) link

the more i know about ted williams, the more i'm like fuck ted williams

^ this tbh

Tracer Hand, Friday, 17 December 2021 23:49 (eight months ago) link

Why do you guys say that? One thing I know about him is this.

https://www.mlb.com/news/ted-williams-hall-of-fame-speech-honored-negro-league-players

(I guess his speech is marginally undermined by his words about Yawkey, but he was hardly alone there.)

clemenza, Friday, 17 December 2021 23:58 (eight months ago) link

i guess it's just recency bias (as in, i recently learned about it), but he seems to have really gone out of his way to fuck gil hodges over by refusing to let roy campanella (one of the HOF voters that year for the veteran's committee, I think) vote via phone, even though campanella was very ill and died a couple months later. campanella would have been the 12th and clinching vote.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 18 December 2021 16:38 (eight months ago) link

Been reading up--didn't know that. I agree with him that Hodges was a weak candidate, but that does seem petty (not to mention not letting someone in a wheelchair vote by phone). Must be some decades-long grudge.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 December 2021 18:11 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Rube Marquard

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Rube_Marquard_by_Bain%2C_1912.jpg

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 3 February 2022 21:56 (six months ago) link

How much would you give for one of those cardigans.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 3 February 2022 22:00 (six months ago) link

when did the name "Rube" die out?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 4 February 2022 05:47 (six months ago) link

intrigued by the evolutionary process of ears

andrew siciliano is certainly a throwback

mookieproof, Friday, 4 February 2022 06:54 (six months ago) link

rube was a nickname for a country bumpkin but marquard was a city boy, and people called him that because he reminded them of another lefty pitcher, rube waddell

Tracer Hand, Friday, 4 February 2022 10:09 (six months ago) link

this thread is cool but don't sleep on this
rolling old-tyme baseball photograph thread

buzza, Friday, 4 February 2022 10:55 (six months ago) link

ah thanks!

Tracer Hand, Friday, 4 February 2022 11:30 (six months 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 months ago) link

mushrooms

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


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