Carl Yastrzemski (Topps 1971)
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.
Tim Lincecum in ultra slow motion. (via)
Fenway Park, circa 1925: a Red Sox base runner slides into third as Yankee Joe Dugan applies the tag. (Click to view hi-res.) From a trove of amazing images from baseball’s golden age by Boston news photographer Leslie Jones. Until their recent publication, most of the images in Jones’s collection have never been available. The Boston Public Library will continue to upload images from the collection as they are digitized. Read more about the collection here.