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  • Early Advertising on the Outfield Wall

    The Brooklyn Tip Tops, shown at right in a pregame ceremony with the Buffalo Bisons, played in Washington Park, the Dodger's old facility, for two...
  • Baseball Among Child Laborers

    The Ball Team, young glass workers in Indiana, by Lewis Hine, 1908 Photographer and social reformer Lewis Hine used his camera on behalf of the Na...
  • Baseball's Start in China

    China's sketchy and erratic baseball history dates back to 1863, when American missionaries established the Shanghai Baseball Club. Later missiona...
  • Baseball = Game of Love

    Songwriters routinely used baseball as a metaphor for romance, as in "Ive Been Making a Grand Stand Play for You" (1911) and "You're Batting a Tho...
  • The Three Strikes Two-Step

    John Phillip Sousa, master of the American military march and patriotic hymn, wrote "The National Game" (1925) in honor of the sport that he had p...
  • Baseball On The Brain

    Aside from ruminations on going to the game, wanting to go to the game, and being at the game, another favorite baseball subject was the intense d...
  • Joltin' Joe Dimaggio

    A picture of the Yankee Clipper taken during his 56 game hitting streak graced the cover of this energetic number that celebrated his amazing feat...
  • Dick Rudolph's Fastball Grip

    Dick Rudolph, pitcher for the Boston Braves, demonstrates his fastball grip the year he won 27 games and the "Miracle Braves" soared from last pla...
  • Five Epic Games at Ebbets Field

    Hot dog vendors at Ebbets Field fill orders next to a lemonade stand, offering a menu that had been available at Major League ballparks since the ...
  • The New York Female Giants

    The Female Giants gather after a game before their fans who regularly turned out int he thousands to see Bloomer Girls in action. In time, men on ...
  • Casey Stengel in Shades

    Casey Stengel, seen here in the fourth year of his fourteen-year Major League playing career, has modest (and apparently stylish) success on the f...
  • Eddie Cicotte: Bean Ball Signals the Fix

    Eddie Cicotte led the American league in wins in 1919, the year he helped the Sox throw the World Series. The pitcher accepted $10,000 in cash fro...