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Ray Schalk: 1924

Ray Schalk: 1924

"Schalk, Chicago, 1924." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

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Opening Day

Another great one, Dale. Thank you


Dale, it's excellent - thank you

On the Topic of Baseball

Tonight will be opening night for the Washington Nationals in their brand new ballpark ... took the virtual tour at their official website ... incredible place.

Also... using photos from the National Photo Company Archives at the LOC ... have a "baseball project up at, in time for the opening of the 2008 season ...

even includes a bit of Harry Carey, and Abbott and Costello



There's a soon-to-be published biography on Ray Schalk coming from Brian Cooper, a journalist and fan of the "deadball" era of baseball and the Chicago White Sox during the early years of the past century.

Cooper's biography of White Sox pitcher (and spitball artist) Red Faber is a wonderful evocation of that era. Schalk caught a majority of Faber's 254 career winning games.

[It'll be interesting to see what they use for cover art. - Dave]


I just can't wait for the season to begin. Thanks for posting these classic pics of the great game.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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