CONTOUR THE BABE

I’ve always enjoyed looking at this two-toned abstract facial design of the Babe. I knew right away it was Babe Ruth’s face, and so do most people familiar with the Babe.  It’s a clever piece of work, breaking up light from shadow, catching the bend of the nose, the angle of the eye, the profile ...

CONTOUR THE BABE
Posted: 12.11.14 @ 5:40PM

Where Hope Lives for the Hopeless Boston Braves

It’s 1927 spring training for the hopeless Boston Braves, and hope is in the air. You can’t lose a pennant in March, the players tell one another, as they do some grounds keeping with the batboy.  Chances are you have never heard of any of the three clowning trainees here.  That’s Joe Genewich in the ...

Where Hope Lives for the Hopeless Boston Braves
Posted: 5.30.14 @ 8:00AM

Double X – Jimmy Foxx

Double X – Jimmy Foxx was a strong man.  He was a slugger.  Yet, no photo has ever spoken of his strength more to me than this shot of him in 1932.  The news photograph is from July 26 when Foxx had already recorded 40 home runs.  The Acme Newspictures paper caption speculates about Foxx’s ...

Double X – Jimmy Foxx
Posted: 5.9.14 @ 8:00AM
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