Jackie Robinson. Campbell’s Field. Chief Myers. Jim Thorpe. Satchel Paige. Ted Williams.
August 29th, 1955. Jackie Robinson in mid-air while successfully stealing home against the Cardinals. It doesn’t get much better than this photo.
Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. When I came across this photo I automatically fell in love with Campbell’s Field and decided to look up more photos. I salivate due to how cool it is and how badly I wish I could go to a game there. Or better yet, play Baseball there.
(Thanks to the always amazing It’s A Long Season for opening my eyes to such a great Baseball field)
Chief Myers & Jim Thorpe. Both of these Native American sports legends played on the New York Giants together in 1913 and 1914. I assume anyone reading this blog is already familiar with Jim Thorpe as he is quite famous, however if you are not familiar with Chief Myers you should look him up as he led an interesting life.
The man loved the game of Baseball and stayed involved with the game up until his death in 1971 at the age of 90. His interview in Lawrence Ritter’s “The Glory Of Their Times” has always been one of my favorite chapters in the book.
Satchel Paige’s card and yes this is real. I assume it may have been from his time as a Kansas City “Deputy Sheriff” in 1968?
A very cool photo of the greatest hitter of all time, Ted Williams.