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

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

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

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. …


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

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

Today in 1969, the first MLB game in Canada is played as the Expos beat the Cardinals in their home opener at Jarry Park.

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

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

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

#ThisWasCLE 1924 - crowd leaving @LeagueParkCle the old fashioned way - through the outfield. #Cleveland

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

@uniformcritic Thrift store find, thought of you. Copyright 1973. Challenge: Let's figure out exact game in cover photo.

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

Yukon, Canada, July, 25, 1903 - Klondike Gold Rush diggers play a baseball game at the North-West Mounted Police grounds

Routine catch for Griffey Jr at Tiger Stadium.

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

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

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

Cleveland Municipal Stadium, ca 1935 - After just 2 years at this mammoth ballpark, the Indians returned to League Park for 1934-35 seasons

Oct 6, 1949: DiMaggio trips...Hermanski gets a triple. #Yankees

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.

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

It's #OpeningDay at Philadelphia's Columbia Park as the Senators down the Athletics, 5-1 on April 26, 1901. #MLB

The 1997 World Series is over...

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.

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

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 …