1940 Nashville Vols Team (Brooklyn Dodgers affiliate)
1940 Southern Association Champions
Coach Babe Ruth Visits Chicago
Wrigley Field, 1938 (rare fan photo)
Here’s a cool/rare pic that was taken by a fan behind the dugout during Babe’s tenure as the Brooklyn Dodgers 1B coach. As an experiment (if you look closely), I added some animated bits to make it look even more vintage
1952 Kansas City Blues Team
Lots of familiar names on this N.Y. Yankees farm club, including Bill “Moose” Skowron, Vic Power, Bob Cerv, Andy Carey, Mgr. George Selkirk and 36 yr. old former Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owen.
81 Years Ago Today In New York…
Heavy Hitters Of The Big Leagues - April 8, 1932
(L-R) Hack Wilson, Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig: I posted this one a while back, but I thought it’d be appropriate to post again today…
Coach Babe Ruth & The Girls At The Ballpark
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn - 1938
Babe takes a moment and poses with daughter Dorothy and wife Claire. I believe that the woman seated on the left is Claire’s mother.
1889 Brooklyn Bridegrooms Team
Long before they were known as the more familiar Brooklyn/LA Dodgers, they were known for three seasons as the Bridegrooms..why? Well, because many of the guys on the team were newlyweds.
1954 Montreal Royals Team (incl. Roberto Clemente)
Yup, that’s 19 yr. old Roberto Clemente (seated, front row-left side) during his time as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, who had signed him for a salary of $5K (and a $10K bonus). That required the Dodgers to keep Roberto on the big league roster or risk losing him to the off-season draft, which they did, to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955.
Leo Durocher At Home With His Pictures
Palm Springs, CA - August 1984
OK, so nobody got elected to the HOF this year (I’m not happy about it either). So…this photo of Leo on the eve of Pee Wee Reese being elected has been on my back-burner for a while. Most notable is the picture of Leo & Babe that was obviously important to Leo.
1947 Jackie Robinson Bond Bread Ad
“I get a double play in Homogenized Bond. It tastes grand and packs plenty of energy.”
Coaching For The Dodgers
1962 Topps “Babe Ruth Special” Card No. 142
Babe’s stats on the back of the card are a bit off in the RBI department (should be 2213, not 2209).