John Lackey

10,595 Added | 3 Magazines | 8 Likes | 1,470 Followers | @johlac66 | San Diego since '96. Fan of #Padres #Athletics #RAIDERS! #craftbeer #XBOX. Denizen of Sec. 316 @PetcoPark. #backthebrown http://about.me/johlac66

Baseball’s Forgotten Stars: Let’s Remember “Handy Andy” Pafko! | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

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Colt Stadium, Houston, TX, ca 1963 - A view from the left field stands as construction of the Astrodome is underway in the distance https://t.co/3MAH86n5oV

Twickenham Park, Spokane, WA, ca 1895 - , Built in 1890, it was first of 5 homes for Spokane minor league teams. Note lone ump behind hurler https://t.co/WhnhnyEq1U

Hilltop Park, Manhattan, NY, April 14, 1908 – Opening Day action between the Philadelphia A’s and NY Highlanders | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

It’s opening day between the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Highlanders (today’s Yankees). Athletics rookie catcher Syd Smith looks like he’s …

Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL, August 11, 1939 – Trial run with new lights days before first night game for White Sox | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

With a flick of the switch, 768 flood lights mounted on four towers turns night into day for the first time ever at the White Sox fabled ballpark. …

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A Tribute to Jackie Robinson by Kyle McNary | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

A Tribute to Jackie Robinson by Kyle McNary<p>Jackie Robinson’s career as a baseball player and life as a civil rights leader cannot be covered in a …

Jackie Robinson

"Jackie Robinson - Popular First Baseman of the Brooklyn #Dodgers says buy Bond Bread - It's Homogenized" #MLB #JackieRobinsonDay #Jackie42 https://t.co/EYxukKj1i2

West Side Grounds, Chicago 1906 - This classic photo was taken during the 1906 World Series when the White Sox stunned the Cubs in 6 games https://t.co/1trR67qc8f

Today in 1969, the first MLB game in Canada is played as the Expos beat the Cardinals in their home opener at Jarry Park. https://t.co/MUhPk6BOzs

Elston Howard, who became the 1st African American to play for the Yankees OTD in '55, was also the creator of the batting donut! @UniWatch https://t.co/2ytDn10ds5

On Hilltop Park tweet, @Dto716 noticed something unusual, the catcher had no shin guards on, which most catchers didn't wear them in the day https://t.co/LATpqf5NSd

1905 Chicago Union Giants - Little is known of Willis Jones, a smallish outfielder whose 1st year was in 1895. Also played w/St Paul Gophers https://t.co/CWEXJ01TC2

#ThisWasCLE 1924 - crowd leaving @LeagueParkCle the old fashioned way - through the outfield. #Cleveland https://t.co/OY8WOOuoWa

April 11, 1896: Princeton falls to the NY Giants 11-10. Is this photo from that game @thorn_john? https://t.co/Gf1R9LzqLg

@uniformcritic Thrift store find, thought of you. Copyright 1973. Challenge: Let's figure out exact game in cover photo. https://t.co/MypiQLxIa2

40 Years Ago Today: After a long snow delay, the Toronto #BlueJays play the 1st game in franchise history, a 9-5 win over Chicago! #MLB https://t.co/zXEamrQDuN

Yukon, Canada, July, 25, 1903 - Klondike Gold Rush diggers play a baseball game at the North-West Mounted Police grounds https://t.co/UTXTro4CZu

Routine catch for Griffey Jr at Tiger Stadium. https://t.co/vKOhw4aIgd

This was the view for opposing pitchers when the great Jimmie Foxx stepped to the plate! (20-yr career, 534 HR, 1.038 OPS) #DoubleX #MLB https://t.co/czfVWSfVl1

Sportsman Park, St Louis ca 1950 - With 2 teams (Browns & Cardinals) sharing same field for 33 yrs & 5,000 games, field will take a beating https://t.co/PAhOTKZkCD

Another from my grandfather: During the Truman administration, Baseball fields on the Ellipse south of the White House (now gone, all grass) https://t.co/d0PrfenlpO

Cleveland Municipal Stadium, ca 1935 - After just 2 years at this mammoth ballpark, the Indians returned to League Park for 1934-35 seasons https://t.co/w8aPAebjdQ

Oct 6, 1949: DiMaggio trips...Hermanski gets a triple. #Yankees https://t.co/XpTaEkPdhg

Wildest baseball photo I know of: Boston's South End Grounds burns down during a game in May, 1894. Photo held by Harvard Fine arts Library. https://t.co/pLEsEaCRuS

A woman working at the A.G. Spalding sporting goods factory packs up boxes of official MLB baseballs for the new season (1948) #OpeningDay https://t.co/RNZSXHS6oy

It's #OpeningDay at Philadelphia's Columbia Park as the Senators down the Athletics, 5-1 on April 26, 1901. #MLB https://t.co/HezW5M23WH

The 1997 World Series is over... https://t.co/9rpZdiobb5

10/14/1906: Gm 6 of World Series. #WhiteSox 2B Frank Isbell is safe at 1st, avoiding tag of #Cubs 1B Frank Chance. South Side Park, Chicago. https://t.co/MbUdiHdaS6

San Luis Obispo, CA, 3/15/1909 - 2000 rooters watch Class A Portland Beavers outclass the MLB's Chicago White Sox 6-1, h/t to Bob Tedone https://t.co/aqizKDFycT

Mickey Cochrane and Pinky Whitney in a play at the plate

Mickey Cochrane, catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, dives to tag out Pinky Whitney of the Philadelphia Phillies in preseason City Series game …