98 Years Ago Today…
Opening Game Federal League - Pitt v. KC - April 17, 1915
Today is the 98th Anniversary of the opening game for the Pittsburgh Rebels and the Kansas City Packers in the last season of the old Federal League. So here ya’ go…
98 Years Ago Today…
Gotch-Hackenschmidt World’s Championship Wrestling Match Panoramic
Comiskey Park - Chicago, Illinois - Sept. 4, 1911
1931 U.S. Tour Of Japan Team Group Panoramic
Tokyo, Japan - November 1931
The American team is intermingled with the Keio University players, most recognizable is Lou Gehrig (2nd from left) who’s not wearing a baseball uniform, but a formal suit & tie.
1914 Detroit Tigers Team Panoramic
Here’s another picture that’s been on-deck for a while, enjoy! Ty sure did, he managed to run run to the end of the photo to be pictured twice.
1930 Chicago Cubs Team Composite/Panoramic
Compliments of Blue Ribbon Malt “America’s Biggest Seller”
The Cubs finished 2nd in 1930, but they finished 1st in colorful names. “Gabby” Hartnett, “Footsie” Blair, “Sheriff” Blake, “Woody” English, “Kiki” Cuyler and last but not least, “Hack” Wilson, who managed to have one of the greatest hitting seasons ever by batting .356 with 56 HR and 191 RBI (still the MLB record).
1914 “Chicago’s New Federal League Park” Panoramic
Weegham Park, Home Of The 1914 Chicago Chi-Feds
Of course, Weegham Park was the first name for what we now know as Wrigley Field. The Cubs started playing there in 1916, but the name change to Wrigley Field didn’t occur until 1926. For more, check out: A Brief History of Wrigley Field/Cubs Park/Weegham Park.
1924 Kansas City Monarchs Team Panoramic
Check out some history about this renowned Negro League team here: Kansas City Monarchs History
Old Timers’ Day - Braves Field, Boston - Sept. 8, 1930
This panoramic has just about the best gathering of late-19th Century and early-20th Century baseball players ever assembled. They include Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Eddie Collins, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Home Run Baker and on & on. Click on the picture to see a larger version.
1932 Play Ball With Babe Ruth: “Slide, Babe, Slide” Pt.5
Universal Pictures Production Still #B.R.2-27
This one might not specifically be from the “Slide, Babe, Slide” short-film, but it’s certainly from the same day. You can see all the kids (and then some) from the ballpark scenes. I cropped out the top of this picture (just more of the school) in order to bring all the people closer into the frame, which also created a panoramic effect.