The Niekro Brothers. Ebbets Field. The Oakland Larks. Thurman & Billy. The Splendid Splinter.

Brothers Joe & Phil Niekro during their time together with the Braves. The famous pair of knuckleballers played together in Atlanta in both 1973 and 1974 and hold the record for the most wins by a pair of brothers with a combined 539. Jim & Gaylord Perry come in at a close second place with 529 combined wins.


A great color photo of Ebbets Field from the 1950’s. This photo almost makes me drool just looking at it. What a beautifully classic stadium.

Photo is courtesy of the Hy Peskin Collection


The Pitching staff for the 1946 Oakland Larks of the short-lived West Coast Baseball Association (also known as the West Coast Negro Baseball Association): Wade James, Wee Willie Jones, Charles Speck Roberts, Marion Sugar Cain.

It’s a shame that there are not more photos and information available out there for the West Coast Baseball Association, specifically the San Diego Tigers as I would love to learn much more about them.


Thurman Munson and Billy Martin. Something about this photo of these two tragic figures is absolutely perfect to me. The moody Yankees Captain conversing with the Yankee skipper who potentially wore the pinstripes with more pride than anyone else in Baseball history. I love it.


A color photo of a Ted Williams taken from what I assume is during Spring Training from his early years with the Boston Red Sox. I wish I knew what year this was taken and where the photo came from.

~ by duaneharris19 on June 7, 2012.

2 Responses to “The Niekro Brothers. Ebbets Field. The Oakland Larks. Thurman & Billy. The Splendid Splinter.”

  1. Allowing Joe Niekro to get away was one of about a half dozen howlingly foolish moves made by the mid 70’s Braves front office.

    He was brutal on the Braves when he was with the Astros.

  2. In regards to the “moody Yankee captain”, I recall reading a comment made in jest about Munson by one of his teamates that went something like, “Munson isn’t moody. People who are moody are nice some of the time.” Munson was a great player and a gutsy performer. His death was a great tragedy.

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