Baseball Visual

By John Lackey | Pictorial tales and narratives from within and around this great game.

Philadelphia A’s catcher Cy Perkins tries on an early experimental batting helmet (1921) #Athletics @UniWatch @PhilHecken #MLB

Tony Gwynn's reaction to Steve Garvey's iconic homer off Lee Smith and the Cubs. #Padres

There were a few people on-hand watching #BabeRuth during batting practice in the 1921 World Series

The Leslie Jones Boston Public Library Baseball Collection, Part Two | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

Tommy Thompson, Billy Urbanski, Bob Smith, Leo Mangum, Rabbit Maranville, Duffy Lewis, Fred Frankhouse, Wally Berger<p>Wally Berger and Bill …


Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 1937 – Browns and Athletics battle for seventh place in the American League | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

<b>Bell was the well-deserved hero on the day finishing with three hits and improving his batting average to .371 on the season. Jack Knott would get</b> …


9/23/1945: The great Jimmie Foxx hangs up his jersey for the final time. Ebbets Field. (.325 BA, 1.038 OPS, 534 HR, 1922 RBI, 1751 R) #HOF

The Leslie Jones Boston Public Library Baseball Collection, Part 1 | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

Fred Frankhouse, Al Simmons, Red Barkley, Buddy Hassett, Casey Stengel, 1939<p>Arky Vaughn and Eddie Miller, 1939<p>Tony Cuccinello and Wally Berger, …


113 Years Ago Today ~ Panoramic view of baseball at the Polo Grounds, NYC (August 13, 1904) Cincinnati Reds vs New York Giants #MLB

Comiskey Park, Chicago 1927 - Expansion on White Sox's ballpark under way to enclose park with double-deck and increase capacity to 52,000

1981 #Astros scouting report on Tony Gwynn - "Some problem adjusting to offspeed, restricted to IF, could be good hitter some day @Padres

Fenway Park, Boston, MA, October, 12, 1914 – More than 35,000 see Miracle Braves battle Philadelphia A's in Game 3 of 1914 World Series | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

In Game Three of the 1914 World Series a packed house of 35,520 is on hand to see the Miracle Braves continue their improbable championship march …

Major League Baseball

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, May 3, 1936 – Yankees phenom Joe DiMaggio in his first at-bat in the Major Leagues | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

<b>But not everything was peaches n’ cream for the Yankees, reliable ace Lefty Gomez was sent to an early shower in the fourth inning after giving up</b> …

Yankee Stadium

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Chicago White Sox, 1920 – His finest year might have been his last one before lifelong suspension | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

<b>This wonderful colorization by Don Stokes is from a photo taken in Shoeless Joe’s last year as a major leaguer- and arguably his finest before he</b> …


The Tragedy of Baseball Scapegoats | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

Giants 1913 starting lineup: Fred Snodgrass, Tillie Shafer, George Burns, Larry Doyle, Red Murray, Fred Merkle, Buck Herzog, Chief Meyers<p>Fans watch …


1975 NL All-Stars - Joe Morgan, Gary Carter, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, Pete Rose, Lou Brock, Phil Niekro, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton

9/28/1955: Game 1 of the World Series @ Yankee Stadium. Top 8 and Jackie Robinson is on his way to a steal of home. (Yankees 6, Dodgers 5)

An umpire's point of view as Lou Gehrig is about to wallop a baseball. Spring training, 1929. #Yankees #StrikeOutALS

Baseball legends Yogi Berra & Satchel Paige chat at Old Timers Day (Shea Stadium - July 31, 1971) Would love to hear that conversation!

1917 White Sox and the 1917 World Series! | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

Action from the 1917 World Series<p>1917 World Series Eddie Collins and Buck Herzog<p>Action from the 1917 World Series. Bill Rariden hits into a double …

Chicago White Sox

1952 Fort Wayne Daisies ~ Mgr. Jimmie Foxx inspired Tom Hanks character in "A League of Their Own" #AAGPBL #Baseball #WomenInBaseballWeek

A field guide to the greatest, most glorious mustaches in the Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame

Sportsman Park, St Louis, MO, September 19, 1939 – Dodgers skipper Leo Durocher argues with umpire after being ejected | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

<b>In the game Durocher, already in prime form with the umpires in his first year as a Major League manager, was ejected by Magerkurth for his constant</b> …


Fenway Park, Boston, MA, July 25, 1938 – Red Sox slugger Jimmie Foxx hits 27th home run of year in 4-0 win over Indians | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

<b>In the second game of the doubleheader the Indians would salvage a split as Tribe pitcher Mel Harder would throw a complete game in shutting out the</b> …

Boston Red Sox

Cleveland Municipal Stadium, October 10, 1948 – Satchel Paige comes in relief in his only World Series appearance and puts out the fire for the Indians | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

<b>I’ve been aware of this stat line for some years now and wondered if Paige, who pitched splendidly during the 1948 season (6-1, 2.48 ERA and giving</b> …

Major League Baseball

Today In 1962: Jackie Robinson becomes the 1st African American player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame!

George Wood (1880-1892) – Outfielder with a rifle arm and played in first perfect game in MLB history (6/12/1880) | "Baseball Comes Alive!"

<b>“Dandy” Wood, as he was known in some circles, played for six teams in his 13 year career as an outfielder known to have a rifle arm, in 1879 he</b> …


A beautiful field level photo of Hank Greenberg getting ready to step into the box during the 1945 World Series. #Tigers #WrigleyField

How to Lure MLB to Portland? An All-Wood Ballpark

The ever-enterprising Lynn Lashbrook has an intriguing plan for luring Major League Baseball to Portland: he’s pitching the idea of building an …

Pacific Coast League

Pendleton Park, Cincinnati - Also know as East End Park, was home to 1891 Cincinnati Kelly's Killers led by King Kelly, lasted one season