Thursday, September 24, 2009

legendary Auction Pics: Everything Else

Here is my last post featuring some great photos of Baseball stars from Legendary Auctions current offering. This time I take a step away from the 'Boys in Blue" and focus on some great photography.

Below is a case in point. Christy Mathewson was one of Baseballs greatest pitchers. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1936 as one of the first five elected into that hallowed hall. Known as "The Christian Gentleman," he finished up with 373 wins, a 2.13 ERA, 2,502 strike outs and 79 shutouts. His biggest flaw, of course, was that he played for the hated Giants for most of his career. The photo below perfectly captures the posture and demeanor of one of Baseballs most respected men.

I love this photo of Davey Jones batting in a snow storm.

Native Americans have been in professional Baseball for a long time. They faced discrimination, but found a way to succeed anyway. Below is Chief Meyers and super athlete Jim Thorpe.

If you've seen the Baseball documentary by Ken Burns then you must remember the House of David. Below is a team portrait from 1920.

The British police have a good laugh at Hugh Jennings as he shows off his signature dance during a Baseball world tour in 1924. "Ehh-Yah!"

Thank goodness Ruth could hit because he sure can't slide.

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