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1898 Richmond Bluebirds TeamFrom the tail-end of the 19th century comes the Class B Atlantic League ‘98 Bluebirds, featuring future HOF pitcher Jack Chesbro. His gaudy 41-12 record for the 1904 New York Highlanders is a big reason why “Happy Jack” has his plaque hanging in Cooperstown.

1898 Richmond Bluebirds Team
From the tail-end of the 19th century comes the Class B Atlantic League ‘98 Bluebirds, featuring future HOF pitcher Jack Chesbro. His gaudy 41-12 record for the 1904 New York Highlanders is a big reason why “Happy Jack” has his plaque hanging in Cooperstown.

1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms TeamFinishing in 10th place with a dismal 54-91 record, this marks the last year of ‘Bridegrooms’ named teams. They really changed things up for 1899 by renaming themselves the ‘Superbas’ and finishing 101-47, 1st in the National League.

1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms Team
Finishing in 10th place with a dismal 54-91 record, this marks the last year of ‘Bridegrooms’ named teams. They really changed things up for 1899 by renaming themselves the ‘Superbas’ and finishing 101-47, 1st in the National League.

"No Home Runs In This League"
San Francisco, CA - November 10, 1933
Just back from a exhibition trip to Hawaii, Babe gets ready to swing on a San Francisco golf course with Lefty O’Doul, who’s setting up the ball on a tee.

1948 Indianapolis Indians TeamThis AAA Indians team was loaded with talent, even if they didn’t exactly have any superstars (except maybe future HOF Mgr. Al Lopez). I really love that old scoreboard at Bush Stadium (aka Victory Field).

1948 Indianapolis Indians Team
This AAA Indians team was loaded with talent, even if they didn’t exactly have any superstars (except maybe future HOF Mgr. Al Lopez). I really love that old scoreboard at Bush Stadium (aka Victory Field).

Welcome Back To Boston Babe - Spring 1935
Babe shakes hands with HOF Mgr. Bill McKechnie, his new skipper with the Boston Braves.

Welcome Back To Boston Babe - Spring 1935
Babe shakes hands with HOF Mgr. Bill McKechnie, his new skipper with the Boston Braves.