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Are The Oakland A’s Headed For The World Series?Tonight they take their 1st step…

Are The Oakland A’s Headed For The World Series?
Tonight they take their 1st step…

Are The Kansas City Royals Headed For The World Series?Tonight they take their 1st step…

Are The Kansas City Royals Headed For The World Series?
Tonight they take their 1st step…

Babe Ruth & Knute Rockne Discuss Football
South Bend, Indiana - September 1926

The quotes on the photo read…Babe: I said to Knute, “I’d like to hit against a ball like that!” - Knute: I said to Babe, “You wouldn’t have a kick coming”

~ Wire Tag: “The First Photo Of The Babe In Moleskins - South Bend, Ind. - This photo shows Babe Ruth, Sultan of Swat, talking to an old friend, Knute Rockne, coach of the famous Notre Dame football eleven. Babe visited Rockne recently, and donned the football togs to show that he still remembers the game he played in school, and from which he still has an injured knee. The Babe can throw a pretty good forward pass, too.”

Babe Ruth & Knute Rockne Discuss Football
South Bend, Indiana - September 1926

The quotes on the photo read…
Babe: I said to Knute, “I’d like to hit against a ball like that!” - Knute: I said to Babe, “You wouldn’t have a kick coming”

~ Wire Tag: “The First Photo Of The Babe In Moleskins - South Bend, Ind. - This photo shows Babe Ruth, Sultan of Swat, talking to an old friend, Knute Rockne, coach of the famous Notre Dame football eleven. Babe visited Rockne recently, and donned the football togs to show that he still remembers the game he played in school, and from which he still has an injured knee. The Babe can throw a pretty good forward pass, too.”

1913 Boston Braves “Lefty” Tyler Day Panoramic
101 Yrs Ago Today - South End Grounds, Boston - Sept. 30, 1913~ Here’s a new edit of this great vintage panoramic which was taken outside the ballpark on the special day held for George Albert “Lefty” Tyler. While the ‘13 season wasn’t particularly memorable for Lefty, he was one of the starting pitchers the following year for the 1914 World Champion Boston “Miracle” Braves team. He also went on to win 19 games for the 1918 NL Champion Chicago Cubs.

1913 Boston Braves “Lefty” Tyler Day Panoramic
101 Yrs Ago Today - South End Grounds, Boston - Sept. 30, 1913

~ Here’s a new edit of this great vintage panoramic which was taken outside the ballpark on the special day held for George Albert “Lefty” Tyler. While the ‘13 season wasn’t particularly memorable for Lefty, he was one of the starting pitchers the following year for the 1914 World Champion Boston “Miracle” Braves team. He also went on to win 19 games for the 1918 NL Champion Chicago Cubs.

1954 Polo Grounds Outfield Offices & Chesterfield Sign - A Hit!

1954 Polo Grounds Outfield Offices & Chesterfield Sign - A Hit!

1932 Yankee Stadium World Series Aerial
82 Yrs Ago Today - September 29, 1932

~ Wire Tag: “Where 50,000 Persons Watched Series - An air view of Yankee Stadium in New York City September 29 as more than 50,000 persons watched the second game of the World Series. Vernon Gomez kept the Cub batters pretty well at bay, and the Yankee sluggers garnered five runs. The Cubs got two, and thereby lost the second straight game of the series.”

1932 Yankee Stadium World Series Aerial
82 Yrs Ago Today - September 29, 1932

~ Wire Tag: “Where 50,000 Persons Watched Series - An air view of Yankee Stadium in New York City September 29 as more than 50,000 persons watched the second game of the World Series. Vernon Gomez kept the Cub batters pretty well at bay, and the Yankee sluggers garnered five runs. The Cubs got two, and thereby lost the second straight game of the series.”

Sod Bound For Frisco
57 Yrs Ago Today - New York City - September 29, 1957

~ Wire Tag: “A two-by-two-foot section of sod from center field is being placed in box at New York’s Polo Grounds Sept. 29. It will be flown to San Francisco to be placed in the Giants new home. Matty Schwab, Polo Grounds head groundskeeper; Tom Gray, representing the mayor of San Francisco; unidentified assistant groundskeeper, and Giants manager Bill Rigney. Giants lost to Pittsburgh 9-1 in their last game beside Coogan’s Bluff.”

Sod Bound For Frisco
57 Yrs Ago Today - New York City - September 29, 1957

~ Wire Tag: “A two-by-two-foot section of sod from center field is being placed in box at New York’s Polo Grounds Sept. 29. It will be flown to San Francisco to be placed in the Giants new home. Matty Schwab, Polo Grounds head groundskeeper; Tom Gray, representing the mayor of San Francisco; unidentified assistant groundskeeper, and Giants manager Bill Rigney. Giants lost to Pittsburgh 9-1 in their last game beside Coogan’s Bluff.”

The Giants Last Game At The Polo Grounds
57 Yrs Ago Today - New York City - September 29, 1957

~  And so it was that the National League was finally dead in New York. Well, at least until the Mets were born in 1962 and made the Polo Grounds its temporary home, before moving to the newly built Shea Stadium in 1964.

The Giants Last Game At The Polo Grounds
57 Yrs Ago Today - New York City - September 29, 1957

~ And so it was that the National League was finally dead in New York. Well, at least until the Mets were born in 1962 and made the Polo Grounds its temporary home, before moving to the newly built Shea Stadium in 1964.

The Babe Greets A Couple Of Other Outfielders
67 Yrs Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - September 28, 1947~ Wire Tag: “Babe Ruth (center) holds a reunion with Ty Cobb (left) of Detroit, and Tris Speaker of Cleveland, during a special appearance at Yankee Stadium, New York City, Sept. 28, of a group of old-time players who will attend the first two games of the World Series as guests of the Yankee management.”

The Babe Greets A Couple Of Other Outfielders
67 Yrs Ago Today - Yankee Stadium - September 28, 1947

~ Wire Tag: “Babe Ruth (center) holds a reunion with Ty Cobb (left) of Detroit, and Tris Speaker of Cleveland, during a special appearance at Yankee Stadium, New York City, Sept. 28, of a group of old-time players who will attend the first two games of the World Series as guests of the Yankee management.”

Little Giants Get Tips From Dads
78 Yrs Ago Today - Polo Grounds, NY - Sept. 28, 1936

~ AP Wire: “The bat and catcher’s paraphernalia may be a trifle large for the youngsters but just the same they are all absorbed in the pointers they are getting from their Dads on the eve of the World’s Series. Left to right are Gus Mancuso, Giants catcher; Rodney Mancuso, Sam Leslie Jr. and Sam Leslie, Giants first baseman.”

Little Giants Get Tips From Dads
78 Yrs Ago Today - Polo Grounds, NY - Sept. 28, 1936

~ AP Wire: “The bat and catcher’s paraphernalia may be a trifle large for the youngsters but just the same they are all absorbed in the pointers they are getting from their Dads on the eve of the World’s Series. Left to right are Gus Mancuso, Giants catcher; Rodney Mancuso, Sam Leslie Jr. and Sam Leslie, Giants first baseman.”

1934 Tattoo Orbit 1¢ Chewing Gum Surprise Photograph Ad

1934 Tattoo Orbit 1¢ Chewing Gum Surprise Photograph Ad

A Real Toothsome Gridman
Miami, Florida - September 1956

~ Wire Tag: “Tom Pratt, right guard on the University of Miami football squad, has a nice set of teeth, and he intends to keep them nice, so he has this mouth guard on his helmet. On it he has painted a fearsome collection of choppers, which, he hopes, will strike terror in to the heats of the opposition. Photo was made during U. of Miami’s first workout of the season.”

A Real Toothsome Gridman
Miami, Florida - September 1956

~ Wire Tag: “Tom Pratt, right guard on the University of Miami football squad, has a nice set of teeth, and he intends to keep them nice, so he has this mouth guard on his helmet. On it he has painted a fearsome collection of choppers, which, he hopes, will strike terror in to the heats of the opposition. Photo was made during U. of Miami’s first workout of the season.”

"You’re Making A Baby Of Me"
92 Yrs Ago Today - Boston, MA - September 27, 1922 ~ Wire Tag: “You’re Making A Baby Of Me”..So might the mighty Babe Ruth chant as he cavorts with his baby daughter, Dorothy Helen Ruth, now sixteen months old. The Babe forgot all baseball when Mrs. Ruth and the baby of whom little was known until a few days ago, visited Boston, where the Yankees and Ruth, are preparing to win their second consecutive pennant.”

"You’re Making A Baby Of Me"
92 Yrs Ago Today - Boston, MA - September 27, 1922

~ Wire Tag: “You’re Making A Baby Of Me”..So might the mighty Babe Ruth chant as he cavorts with his baby daughter, Dorothy Helen Ruth, now sixteen months old. The Babe forgot all baseball when Mrs. Ruth and the baby of whom little was known until a few days ago, visited Boston, where the Yankees and Ruth, are preparing to win their second consecutive pennant.”

The Babe & The Bird
Polo Grounds, New York - September 26, 1921

~ Wire Tag: Pigeons Carry Score By Innings To Yankee Fans On New York’s East Side: “So intense was the interest in the Yankees-Cleveland series just played at the Polo Grounds, New York, that fans living on New York’s famous East Side persuaded Charles Farbizo, a resident of the section, to take the flock of carrier pigeons to the games and send back the score by innings via the winged messengers. The photo shows Babe Ruth releasing one of the pigeons at the game Sept.26th. Mr. Farbizo is also shown. He will use the pigeons for the same purpose during the World Series.”

The Babe & The Bird
Polo Grounds, New York - September 26, 1921

~ Wire Tag: Pigeons Carry Score By Innings To Yankee Fans On New York’s East Side: “So intense was the interest in the Yankees-Cleveland series just played at the Polo Grounds, New York, that fans living on New York’s famous East Side persuaded Charles Farbizo, a resident of the section, to take the flock of carrier pigeons to the games and send back the score by innings via the winged messengers. The photo shows Babe Ruth releasing one of the pigeons at the game Sept.26th. Mr. Farbizo is also shown. He will use the pigeons for the same purpose during the World Series.”

 ⚾ What a way to end the night……Cheers To The Captain, #2 Derek Jeter!!!

⚾ What a way to end the night…
…Cheers To The Captain, #2 Derek Jeter!!!