New York Legends. Lou Gehrig. Philadelphia A’s. Tommy Lasorda. Joe DiMaggio
July 16th, 1977. Duke Snider, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle all make an appearance together at Old Timer’s day during All-Star Game weekend. Seeing all four of these legends together must have been quite an unreal experience.
1931. Lou Gehrig dives headfirst into third base against the Chicago White Sox. What I love about this photo is that Gehrig is sliding headfirst opposed to feet first. This is something you don’t see often in old photo and videos. In addition, I’m a big fan of the navy blue White Sox road uniforms from this era.
Johnny Walker, Tillie Walker, and Frank Walker of the 1920 Philadelphia Athletics. I came across this photo recently and fell in love with it. It’s a great photo and the Walker trio are wearing amazing uniforms. Unfortunately I was a little disappointed to learn that none of these guys were related.
1957. Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Angels of the old Pacific Coast League. While it may be odd to not see Lasorda wearing the usual Dodger/Montreal Royals blue and white, the Angels were actually an affiliate of the Dodgers in 1957 so it’s not all that weird in retrospect.
Recently, I came across a photo of Joe DiMaggio playing for a team called the “Dons” and did a write up on HERE as it was quite interesting to me. Well, I came across another photo of him in a Dons uniform and this one is even cooler. I’m still leaning towards the uniform being that of the University of San Francisco’s Baseball team, but I very well could be wrong.