Niehaus. 1974 A’s. Big Hurt & Junior. Mr. Cub. Shawon.
Rest In Peace Dave Niehaus. The Seattle Mariners family lost a legend this week and one of the greatest Baseball voices of my lifetime. When I first heard about Niehaus’s death, this famous play from Game 5 of the 1995 ALDS against the New York Yankees came to mind.
1974. Oakland A’s Relief Pitcher Darold Knowles and Designated Runner Herb Washington celebrating their World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr….untainted legends.
It would be hard to find many individuals who loved to play the game of Baseball more than Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Shortstop Ernie Banks. I have always loved this photo as it captured his boy-like enthusiasm for the upcoming opening season. It’s kind of representative of what most people who love the game feel when early April approaches every year. If anyone has a large scan or photo of this without the autograph or MLB logo, please let me know!
A great photo of another former Chicago Cub Shortstop in mid-air: Shawon Dunston making a double play over an unidentified St. Louis Cardinal. Dunston spent 11 of his 17 seasons as a member of the Cubs and made 2 All-Star games along with fellow Cub Ryne Sandberg holding down the NL infield. However, he also had 3 stints with the Giants, in addition to spending time with the Pirates, Indians, Mets, and Cardinals. Kinda odd that I didn’t fully realize that he bounced around so much after his first 10 years with the Cubs until I looked at it in print.