Images of the Week: Baseball

With Major League Baseball’s Opening Day right around the corner, the subject matter this week is Baseball.

Local Identifier: 111-BA-1952, “Baseball game between Union prisoners at Salisbury, North Carolina, 1863”

Local Identifier: 306-PSD-72-6712, Photograph of a Baseball Game between Boston and Chicago at South Side Park in Chicago, Illinois, August 14, 1904, Source: Library of Congress

Local Identifier: 306-PS-57-5710 (Box 510), Photograph of Babe Ruth Sliding into Third Base, Source: Library of Congress

Local Identifier: 306-PSB-50-6892, Photograph of Opening Day at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., April 1950, Source: State Department

Local Identifier: 306-PS-50-7551, “Jackie Robinson in his Brooklyn Dodgers Uniform, 1950”

Local Identifier: 306-PSD-65-1935, Photograph of Shea Stadium in New York City, 1965, Source: USIA

Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DF-SD-04-04276.jpeg, “The Tampa Bay Devil Rays Major League Baseball club, left, and the Detroit Tigers salute the military as part of their Opening Day celebration on April 2, 2002”, Photograph by TSGT Douglas K. Lingefelt

Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DN-SD-04-14135.jpeg, “An Afghani girl plays with her baseball and glove at Camp Harriman, located in the Orgun Province of Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Mr. Jay Smith, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, donated the baseball equipment and this girl is reportedly the first Afghani girl, from her area, to ever own a ball and glove, 08/16/2002”, Photograph by PH2 (Dv) Eric Lippmann

Local Identifier: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-24672.jpeg, “U.S. Marine Corps SGT. James”Eddie”Wright grips the honorary game ball for the 5th Annual Seattle Mariners and Boeing Company co-sponsored Salute to the Armed Forces Night, a Major League baseball game which pays tribute to all men and women serving the U.S. military services. SGT. Wright, a bronze star recipient who lose both of his arms in combat in Iraq in 2004, delivered this ball to the mound as part of the pre-game ceremony before the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field, Seattle, Wash., on April 3, 2007”, Photograph by MC3 James R. Evans