Photography by Ozzie Sweet for the the cover of Sport magazine 1960. Copyright Paul Plaine Ballpark Prints
Fifty years ago today, Mickey Mantle once again just barely misses becoming the first player to hit a home run out of Yankee Stadium. The monstrous walk-off blast off A’s hurler Bill Fischer, which gives the Yankees a 8-7 victory, hits just a few feet below the decorative facade down the right-field line. (nationalpastime.com)
on this day in 1941 Joe DiMaggio begins his 56-game hitting streak with a hit against White Sox pitcher Edgar Smith
on this day in 1967 Keeping a promise to his wife Merlyn, Mickey Mantle hit his 500th career home run on Mother’s Day, a shot into the lower deck into the right field corner of the lower deck at Yankee Stadium. The ‘Commerce Comet’ , now the sixth big leaguer to reach the milestone, hits the historic homer off Stu Miller helping New York defeat the Orioles, 6-5.
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Now that the first month of Major League Baseball is behind us does anyone, but me think that having interleague games everyday just isn’t the same. I believe it’s just a matter of time before all the teams are realigned into, MLB North, South, Central and West, 8 teams each division…
The Yankees so far are better then expected
First pitch at new Yankee Stadium 2009. First pitch at new Yankee Stadium 2009. Forty years ago 1973, I attended my first opening day that was alo the last oening day at the original Yankee Stadium. Since then I only missed the 1979 opening game at Yankee Stadium. Opening day makes all of us feel young again, that your team can have a speical season. Theirs no other sport that equals baseballs opening day. First pitch 1:05PM let the season begin.
Ozzie Sweet (1918-2013) passed away early this morning at his home, with his wife of 38 years, Diane, at his side. Ozz, we miss you already. Thank you for everything. Posted on Facebook Larry Canale Jr.
Ozzie Sweet insipred me growing up through his great portraits and photography for Sport magazine.
Called the Babe Ruth of sports photography his work will live on forever….
Photo by Paul Plaine / Ballpark Prints 2012 panoramic the Boston Red Sox new spring training facility in Fort Myers
The media, the web is all ablaze about A-Rod and PED. I say lets wait until we know who did what before we pass judgement. It’s how I would want to be treated.