Baseball photographs come in all shapes and sizes -- literally. From tintypes to cabinet cards to news service photographs and original studio shots, baseball photographs afford viewers long looks at the history of the game. Rather than detailing photographic processes (which can be reviewed on such Web sites as Cycleback -- see Links page), VintageBall has elected to blow the years of accumulated dust off photos of local town players, semi-pro and factory teams, minor league hopefuls and major league stars.
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Photograph Gallery Sections
Photograph Gallery Sections:
Features an array of different photograph types (including a stereoview, tintype and cabinet card) depicting ballplayers from town teams, schools and athletic clubs and even major leaguers.
This gallery includes the first view of African-Americans playing baseball and a spotlight on two early players, one of whom was part of the trade bringing Honus Wagner to Pittsburgh.
This gallery showcases such major league talent as the 1903 New York Giants and Edward "Tubby" Spencer, in addition to local players. Photo types include cabinet cards, others.
Two spotlights feature a prominent member of the Boston Red Sox along with an array of photos of the 1908 Brooklyn Dodgers, including star pitcher, Nap Rucker.
A treasure trove of major league talent appears in this gallery, including special spotlights on the 1912 Boston Red Sox, Honus Wagner estate photos, the 1914 NY Yankees, the 1913-14 World's Tour and the 1912 Wilmington Chicks.
Other major league players include Fred Clarke, Bill Doak, Duffy Lewis, Red Murray, Jeff Tesreau and others.
Special spotlights on the George "Highpockets" Kelly estate, Ruth & Gehrig in the Twenties, and The 1922 Herb Hunter All Stars Tour of Japan.
Other Big league players include Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Dutch Ruether, Wally Pipp, Mark Koenig, Bob Meusel and more, along with a photo by Paul Thompson and minor leaguers from around the country.
Features special spotlights on Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, including an historic photo of The Iron Horse's official retirement.
Also showcased are such stars as Joe DiMaggio, Carl Hubbell, Connie Mack, Dizzy Dean, Mickey Cochrane and more. News service, studio and private photographs are included, including a George Burke original.
This gallery includes such top names as Mel Ott, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Roger Maris, Tom Henrich, Frank Crosetti, Dom DiMaggio and other stars.
Showcased are special spotlights on Baseball in World War II, The 1953 Yankees and Dodgers, along with A Young Mickey Mantle. Multiple photo types are included.