Wednesday, April 13, 2011

1915 Boston Red Sox



This picture is from around 1915, and it shows a group of Boston Red Sox players at a game. Pictured from left to right are Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore, Rube Foster, and Del Gainer.

12 comments:

  1. Everything looked so promising. 1915 was the first of 3 world series championships for the Redsox in 4 years. Babe Ruth hit for a 321 average. As a pitcher that year he won 18 games lost 8 with 16 complete games. Sold to the Yanks after the 1918 world series title and 86 years of absolute heartbreak after that No No Nannette!

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  2. they dont look too thrilled to be there do they, must have been losing pretty bad.

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  3. where are ya MOM.?

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  4. If there is one word that comes to mind when I view this photo it is "TOUGH".
    We all know about the Bambino but I assume that the other three here have been to the school of hard knocks more than once in their lives.
    There ain't a puny ballplayer today that has enough guts and class in one finger to match these guys, I'll tell you that!!!
    And a ballplayer back then could take a little pain, not like the panty wastes today who have to sit out a half season for a torn hamstring or something dumb like that. Darn!!!!
    In my day we appreciated the fun of the game and the hurting that sometimes came with it too.
    I remember once playing in a sandlot and my friend Zip threw a pitch that curved right into my jaw. I fell straight down on my back and I could feel the blood spewing from my mouth and taste it as well. Boy, it was great!!! Because I wasn't a crybaby and I got up, dusted myself off and took another swing with my bat!!!
    Try that today. For one thing poor Zip would probably be arrested for assault and battery and I'm sure any kid who bled at a game today would be put in traction on some fancy health care plan.
    Darn!!!!
    Keep the photos coming young man, I'll keep lookin' at em.

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  5. I'll help ya out.... Yes sir, those were the days where we used to sit in front of the dug out during the game and if we got a line drive in the chops, so be it. We liked it. LOL I couldn't resist.

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  6. I can't share these memories with you, boys, but I agree with you about the old days being the 'good' days. We'll be saying the same thing about today when we reach tomorrow.

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  7. I think a lot of the "crybaby" scenario we see with baseball players today is not a generational shortcoming. I think it is something they are taught. If a team has millions of dollars wrapped up in a shortstop or a pitcher they get very protective. If he gets hurt they make him stay where he falls and get carted off as if he were in a car crash. Bull riders usually walk off under their own power and compete with all sorts of injuries. And remember... the ranks of our armed forces is filled with guys the same age as these "crybabies".

    John

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  8. The great thing about the game of baseball is players today would do well back in the 20s, 30s, 40s etc. and players back then would also do very well in the today. Darn!!

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  9. Watching a game last night and the batter got hit in the arm with a fast ball. He just brushed it off and took his base. If that was me I'd be yelling and flopping around on the ground with my arm in 3 pieces. John, In regards to the bull riders, I don't see them walking off, I seeing them running off. That there is one tough sport, helmets are optional right?

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  10. Such serious faces! I wonder, will there be pictures of women's baseball included in this week's line up? :)

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  11. Great photo....wish I was there now!

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  12. This is classic! Do you have this in your possession?

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