Rockford Peaches. The Splendid Splinter. Newark Eagles. Satchel. Cobb.
Such a cool photo from 1944 of the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. While the Peaches were not the League Champions in 1944, they did win in 45, 48, 49, and 50. Their 4 titles were the most of any one during the league’s 12 year existence.
While I do have a high level of respect for women’s fast pitch softball; I do wish there was a successful modern league for women’s hardball such as the AAGPBL.
1939. Ted Williams crosses home plate and shakes hand with the Boston bat-boy after hitting a home run against the Yankees during his rookie season. From all the advertisements on the green monster to the huge grin on Ted’s face, everything is perfect about this photo.
This is another great photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library.
(L-R) Leniel Hooker, Max Manning, Jim Brown, and Manager Raleigh ‘Biz’ Mackey in an awesome Negro League photo taken in June of 1939 during a game against the New York Black Yankees.
Something I noticed about this is that Leniel Hooker was only 17 years old (or literally days after turning 18) at the time of this photo. Also, I wonder why Mackey has a different uniform on? Because he was Manager?
September 25th, 1965. A humorous photo of Satchel Paige from his last Major League appearance as a member of the Kansas City Athletics. Ole’ Satch pitched 3 scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox that day, only giving up a double to Carl Yastrzemski during his first inning of work. Even at age 59, Satchel was the coolest guy in Baseball.
1924. Ty Cobb manages from the dugout during his 4th season as a Player/Manager of the Detroit Tigers. Call me crazy but something tells me that Cobb may have been a difficult Manager to play for.