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Yankees Open Season With Washington Senators At Stadium
74 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 19, 1940    “As taps were sounded in memory of his old boss, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Babe Ruth saluted as Mrs. Ruth stood by in silence.”

Yankees Open Season With Washington Senators At Stadium
74 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 19, 1940
“As taps were sounded in memory of his old boss, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Babe Ruth saluted as Mrs. Ruth stood by in silence.”

Grand Opening of Yankee Stadium
91 Years Ago Today - April 18, 1923

Grand Opening of Yankee Stadium
91 Years Ago Today - April 18, 1923

1923 Southern League Opening Day Panoramic
91 Years Ago Today - April 18, 1923On the 91st anniversary of the occasion, here’s the Chattanooga Lookouts vs. the Birmingham Barons, from the old days of the Southern League (Association).

1923 Southern League Opening Day Panoramic
91 Years Ago Today - April 18, 1923
On the 91st anniversary of the occasion, here’s the Chattanooga Lookouts vs. the Birmingham Barons, from the old days of the Southern League (Association).

Shea Stadium Packed For First Baseball Game
50 Years Ago Today - April 17, 1964AP Wire: “New York’s new municipal Shea Stadium is packed for the first game in the arena today. The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates line the basepaths in opening day ceremony.”

Shea Stadium Packed For First Baseball Game
50 Years Ago Today - April 17, 1964
AP Wire: “New York’s new municipal Shea Stadium is packed for the first game in the arena today. The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates line the basepaths in opening day ceremony.”

Getting The Bam In Shape
St. Petersburg, FL - March 6, 1930Whoa, holy half-naked Babe! Hahaha, definitely one of the most ‘revealing’ photos of The Babe that I’ve ever come across. Cheers! ~B

Getting The Bam In Shape
St. Petersburg, FL - March 6, 1930
Whoa, holy half-naked Babe! Hahaha, definitely one of the most ‘revealing’ photos of The Babe that I’ve ever come across. Cheers! ~B

1941 Chicago Cubs Team Pt.2Here’s the alternate shot of the ‘41 Cubbies (arms down version). Still love those sleeveless jerseys and two-toned undershirts!

1941 Chicago Cubs Team Pt.2
Here’s the alternate shot of the ‘41 Cubbies (arms down version). Still love those sleeveless jerseys and two-toned undershirts!

1941 Chicago Cubs TeamHere’s a rare one of the ‘41 Cubbies (arms crossed version) in their sleeveless vest jerseys. It was originally taken by legendary baseball photographer George Burke and it’s complete with names. Gotta love those sleeveless jerseys!

1941 Chicago Cubs Team
Here’s a rare one of the ‘41 Cubbies (arms crossed version) in their sleeveless vest jerseys. It was originally taken by legendary baseball photographer George Burke and it’s complete with names. Gotta love those sleeveless jerseys!

"Decades Before Jackie"(Waller Irvin & Emmett Parker, New York Giants trainers in 1923)

Here’s one of the photos that I provided for today’s lead story on Uni Watch (with writer/Uni Watch creator Paul Lukas): link: Uni Watch (4/15/2014) - “Decades Before Jackie”. The story is about the black trainers of early MLB, many of whom wore at least part of the team uniform years before Jackie Robinson did on this day in 1947 (albeit in a different capacity of course). So click over to Uni Watch and check out the story & photos that give us a glimpse into an otherwise largely forgotten chapter of baseball history.

"Decades Before Jackie"
(Waller Irvin & Emmett Parker, New York Giants trainers in 1923)

Here’s one of the photos that I provided for today’s lead story on Uni Watch (with writer/Uni Watch creator Paul Lukas): link: Uni Watch (4/15/2014) - “Decades Before Jackie”. The story is about the black trainers of early MLB, many of whom wore at least part of the team uniform years before Jackie Robinson did on this day in 1947 (albeit in a different capacity of course). So click over to Uni Watch and check out the story & photos that give us a glimpse into an otherwise largely forgotten chapter of baseball history.

The Yanks Open Season
83 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 14, 1931Acme Wire: “Seventy thousand rabid fans turned out for the opening game of the 1931 season at the Yankee Stadium, New York, to watch the Yankees trim the Boston Red Sox. Babe Ruth, started him home-run clouting early, hitting a circuit blow in the seventh. Photo shows a view during the flag raising ceremony.”

The Yanks Open Season
83 Years Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - April 14, 1931
Acme Wire: “Seventy thousand rabid fans turned out for the opening game of the 1931 season at the Yankee Stadium, New York, to watch the Yankees trim the Boston Red Sox. Babe Ruth, started him home-run clouting early, hitting a circuit blow in the seventh. Photo shows a view during the flag raising ceremony.”

1914 Opening Day Federal League Panoramic
100 Years Ago Today - Terrapin Park, Baltimore - April 13, 1914Score: Baltimore Terrapins 3 - Buffalo Buffeds 2 - Attendance 30,000 

1914 Opening Day Federal League Panoramic
100 Years Ago Today - Terrapin Park, Baltimore - April 13, 1914
Score: Baltimore Terrapins 3 - Buffalo Buffeds 2 - Attendance 30,000 

The Babe Is Out Of His Hospital Bed
72 Years Ago Today - Hollywood, CA - April 13, 1942 “Babe Ruth got out of his hospital bed long enough to receive a few visitors and said he hoped to leave the hospital in a few days, and possibly return to his home in New York in another week or so. The might(y) Babe took sick during the production of a motion picture base on the life of his ex-teammate, the late Lou Gehrig.”

The Babe Is Out Of His Hospital Bed
72 Years Ago Today - Hollywood, CA - April 13, 1942
“Babe Ruth got out of his hospital bed long enough to receive a few visitors and said he hoped to leave the hospital in a few days, and possibly return to his home in New York in another week or so. The might(y) Babe took sick during the production of a motion picture base on the life of his ex-teammate, the late Lou Gehrig.”

1922 Boston Red Sox Opening Day Panoramic
92 Years Ago Today - Fenway Park, Boston - April 12, 1922Box Score 4/12/22: A’s 3 - Red Sox 2

1922 Boston Red Sox Opening Day Panoramic
92 Years Ago Today - Fenway Park, Boston - April 12, 1922
Box Score 4/12/22: A’s 3 - Red Sox 2

The Four Mighty Swatters Of Baseball Pt.2
86 Years Ago Today - Philadelphia - April 11, 1928Here’s the much less common standing pose from that game. It looks like a cold day in Philly!

The Four Mighty Swatters Of Baseball Pt.2
86 Years Ago Today - Philadelphia - April 11, 1928
Here’s the much less common standing pose from that game. It looks like a cold day in Philly!

The Four Mighty Swatters Of Baseball
86 Years Ago Today - Philadelphia - April 11, 1928Newsreel Photo: “Phila.PA - Photo shows the four mighty swatters of baseball at the opening game between the Yankees and Athletics here. They are (L-R) Lou Gehrig, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth.”

The Four Mighty Swatters Of Baseball
86 Years Ago Today - Philadelphia - April 11, 1928
Newsreel Photo: “Phila.PA - Photo shows the four mighty swatters of baseball at the opening game between the Yankees and Athletics here. They are (L-R) Lou Gehrig, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth.”

Ted & Babe Give Rabbit A Lift
Fenway Park, Boston - July 12, 1943(L-R) Ted Williams, Rabbit Maranville & Babe Ruth

Ted & Babe Give Rabbit A Lift
Fenway Park, Boston - July 12, 1943
(L-R) Ted Williams, Rabbit Maranville & Babe Ruth