The Babe Comes Back To New York
Bill Terry & Babe Ruth Shake Hands
Polo Grounds, N.Y. - April 23, 1935
The Babe Comes Back To New York
1912 Boston Red Sox Team
Here’s a great image of the eventual “World Champion” Red Sox (after defeating the N.Y. Giants in the Series). Interestingly, this image was snapped within a second of a picture that’s at the Library of Congress, see here: “Boston Red Sox team photo at 1912 World Series ” (LC-B2- 2450-13)
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…..
Babe Ruth & The Gang Pose At The World Series
October 3, 1933 - Polo Grounds, NYC
(L-R) Nick Altrock, Babe Ruth, Joe Cronin, Christy Walsh, Bill Terry & John McGraw
1940’s Mel Ott Velvet Tobacco Ad
Mel Ott - New York Giants Popular Manager
“Better Tobacco For A Smoker’s Merry Christmas”
1955 Leo Durocher Chesterfield Cigarettes Ad
Put A Smile In Your Smoking!
No stuffy tie for dapper Leo Durocher, he’s rockin’ an ascot!
1935 “Camels Don’t Get Your Wind” Ad
So Mild! You Can Smoke All You Want
Featuring: Mel Ott (Giants), Carl Hubbell (Giants), Lou Gehrig (Yankees) & Rip Collins (Cardinals)
1910 Christy Mathewson Tuxedo Tobacco Ad (variation)
Famous pitcher of the New York Giants, says: “Tuxedo gets to me in a natural, pleasant way. It’s what I call good, honest, companionable tobacco - the kind to stick to.” ~C. Mathewson
1910 John McGraw Tuxedo Tobacco Ad
Famous Manager of the New York Giants, Champions of the National League, says: “Tuxedo gives to my pipe smoking a keen enjoyment that I have experienced with no other tobacco. Supreme in mildness and fragrance is Tuxedo.” ~John J. McGraw
1910 Christy Mathewson Tuxedo Tobacco Ad
Famous pitcher of the New York Giants, says: “Tuxedo gets me in a natural pleasant way. It’s what I call a good honest companionable tobacco, the kind to stick to.” ~Christy Mathewson
1913 New York Giants Pitching Staff
(L-R) Jeff Tesreau, Christy Mathewson, George Wiltse, Red Ames, Al Demaree, Harry Smith, LaRue Kirby, Ferdie Schupp, Doc Crandall & Ted Goulait
1924 New York Giants Team
Fresh off my editing table, here’s an all-new & very large version of the ‘24 Giants. John McGraw is absent (looks like Hughie Jennings was on managing duty that day). However, notorious owner Charles Stoneham showed up for the picture. I wouldn’t be surprised if a version of him made an appearance in the upcoming 3rd season of Boardwalk Empire on HBO. Cheers! ~B
Uncle Robbie & The Babe - 1920’s
That’s Hall Of Famer Wilbert Robinson and The Babe posing together. Judging from the uniform on the player in the dugout, this pic looks like it might have been taken during the World Series (1921, ‘22 or ‘23) vs. the New York Giants. It should be noted that Uncle Robbie managed the Robins (Dodgers) in the 1916 World Series against Babe and the Boston Red Sox, won by the Red Sox 5 games.