In New Roles - Gabby Hartnett & Babe Ruth
Wrigley Field, Chicago - July 21, 1938
1946 Chicago Cubs Team
The ‘46 Cubs still managed to get to a respectable 82-71 record despite hitting only 56 home runs (although probably helped by the pitching staff’s 3.24 ERA).
1938 Brooklyn Dodgers Team Composite
Featuring George (Babe) Ruth - Coach. Seems odd to list his name that way, although ‘Kiki’ Cuyler is listed by his formal name Hazen and ‘Cookie’ Lavagetto as Harry.
1923 New York Giants Team
National League Champions
Featuring Mgr. John McGraw, Casey Stengel (middle row, 2nd left), Hack Wilson, Frankie Frisch and High Pockets Kelly.
78 Years Ago Today In Boston…
Babe Ruth Makes His N.L. Debut - April 16, 1935
Here’s a pic of The Babe crossing the plate after hitting his first N.L. home run off of Carl Hubbell at Braves Field, Boston. I added some color for the occasion (I’ll make a more complete version when I have time). Finally, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the Boston area today…..
1935 Boston Braves Team Composite
Here’s those woeful ‘35 Braves (38-115, ouch!), Babe Ruth’s last team. The only bright spot was Wally Berger who hit a very respectable 34(HR)-130(RBI)-.295(BA).
1907 Los Angeles Angels Team
This great old PCL team featured future 6-time National League HR champ, Gravvy Cravath (Phillies).
1961 Cincinnati Reds Team
Champions, 1961 - National League
Lots of interesting details in this team photo, especially the listing of the new players for ‘62 (including Don Zimmer!) and the mention of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame which was started in 1958.
1905 New York Giants Team
World Series Champions - Formal Wear Pose
This would be the 1st World Series Championship Team for the Giants franchise (1903-onward). Mgr. John McGraw is sitting in the front row (center) and pitching great Christy Mathewson is standing in the back row (3rd from right).