Thursday, December 01, 2016

Anguish in the Eyes of Mickey Owen - Vintage Press Photo from RMY Auction

Here is proof positive that Baseball will break your heart.

Featured above is an Associated Press photo taken the evening after Mikey Owen's fateful misplay that handed Game 4 to the Yankees during the 1941 World Series.  It is currently available at RMY's current vintage photo auction. (Auction Link Here)

As you can see, the rather despondent Dodgers catcher, Mickey Owen, is being consoled by his wife.  She could not, however, assuage his guilt.

For those who don't know, this event is considered one of the most impactful plays in World Series history. Even with the Yankees up two games to one in the series, the Dodgers were considered the odds on favorite to take home the crown.  Unfortunately, fate would go in a different direction.

Blog Kiosk: 12/1/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's another spring training related photo.  This time we see an action photograph, originally from "The George Michael Collection" of sliding press photos, of Jim Gilliam.  As you can see, he makes it safely to third base -- ahead of a throw fielded by Eddie Matthews.  It was taken on 3/9/1957 by Harry Hirsch during a spring match in Miami, FL. (Auction Link Here)

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1966 the Dodgers trade Maury Wills to Pittsburgh for Bob Bailey and Gene Michael.
  • Happy Birthday, Cookie Lavagetto & Walter Alston!