Pete Rose. Babe Ruth. Casey Stengel. Brooklyn Dodgers. Ted Williams.
1980. Pete Rose and Fred Lynn pose for a photo together at the MLB All-Star Banquet. While there is much to dislike about Pete Rose, there will always be quite a lot to love as well. This photo is one of those things. I wish I could find a nice quality image of this without the autograph.
1914. Babe Ruth warms up during his rookie season with the Red Sox. This is easily one of the best photos I have seen from Ruth’s early years with Boston.
I REALLY love this photo: A young Casey Stengel during his playing days with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The “Old Perfessor” played with the Dodgers from 1912 to 1917 and actually had some good seasons with them. He played parts of 14 seasons in the big leagues while playing with the Dodgers, Pirates, Phillies, Giants, and Braves.
I’m a sucker for anything related to the Brooklyn Dodgers so of course I love this photo. When I initially found this, I had to look up Billy Cox because frankly I just didn’t know much about the guy. Well it turns out he played with the Dodgers from 1948 to 1954. That’s right, after 7 seasons with the “Dem Bums” they finally won a World Series the year after he left (1955). He HAD to be somewhat bitter about this.
An incredible color photo of Ted Williams at-bat. Seriously, what is there not to love about this? This is absolute Baseball perfection as far as I’m concerned.