1900 Pittsburgh Pirates Team
Including 26 yr. old Honus Wagner (front row, 3rd from left), who won the first of his eight NL batting titles with a .381 BA.
1900 Pittsburgh Pirates Team
1930 New York Giants Team
1930 Giants Team Stats
1958 San Francisco Giants Team
Nice view of old Seals Stadium in the background, the Giants home in 1958-59 before being torn down.
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Team Panoramic
Looks like this panoramic was taken right before the World Series, evidenced by the “1955 National League Champions” inscription. Of course, the ‘55 Dodgers finally won their first World Championship by defeating their hated arch rival Yankees in seven games. Evoking a time-honored panoramic tradition, a grinning Duke Snider ran to the opposite end of the lineup so he could be in the picture twice.
Babe Ruth Enjoys A Post-Signing Cigar
Copley Plaza, Boston - February 1935
Seemed like The Babe had himself a pretty sweet deal as he signed on to be the Boston Braves VP/Asst.Mgr/Player, but in truth he was only signed to boost ticket sales. Before the end of May he would be gone from the game.
1924 St. Louis Cardinals Team Composite
The ‘24 Cards were led by Rogers Hornsby and his phenominal .424 BA as well as Branch Rickey, who was in his next-to-last year of managing a big league club. Rickey would kick up to the Cardinals front office in mid-1925, where he fully developed their minor league system, helping the team win their first 4 World Championships. After the 1942 season, he took over as President & GM of the Brooklyn Dodgers, solidifying his increasingly legendary career by signing Jackie Robinson in 1945.
1924 Pittsburgh Pirates Team Composite
Here’s another combination panoramic that I made by joining two pages from the “1924 Tomás Gutierrez Cuban Cigars Major League Album”.
1924 Chicago Cubs Team Composite
A combination of two pages from the “1924 Tomás Gutierrez Cuban Cigars Major League Album”
1954 San Diego Padres Team
1954 Padres Team Stats
Here’s the 1954 Padres squad which featured former Boston Braves star and 1947 NL MVP Bob Elliott, who at 37 yrs. old was playing out his last season in pro ball.
1908 New York Giants Team Composite
Not a good year for Fred Merkle…or boners: Merkle’s Boner “Merkle’s Boner refers to the notorious baserunning mistake committed by rookie Fred Merkle of the New York Giants in a game against the Chicago Cubs in 1908. Merkle’s failure to advance to second base on what should have been a game-winning hit led instead to a forceout at second and a tied game. The Cubs later won the makeup game, which proved decisive as they beat the Giants by one game to win the National League pennant in 1908. It has been described as “the most controversial game in baseball history.”
1947 New York Giants Team
The 1947 Giants didn’t win the pennant, but they were renowned for something else: home runs. Led by Johnny Mize’s league-leading 51 HR’s (tied with Ralph Kiner, Pirates), the ‘47 squad managed to crack 221 HR’s, shattering the old MLB mark of 182 set by the 1936 Yankees.
1954 Syracuse Chiefs Team
The ‘54 Chiefs were filled with future MLB players, including the 1957 NL Rookie of the Year Jack Sanford.