Sept. 9, 1999 - Catfish Hunter died.
Jim “Catfish” Hunter of the New York Yankees, who was to retire at the end of the 1979 season, was honored Sept. 16, 1979 before the start of the game against the Detroit Tigers in New York. Along with a truck, car, television, two shotguns and other gifts, he received a 5,500-pound elephant. (AP Photo/G.Paul Burnett)
Looking at the snow covered holding a Mets program Jan 1962
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Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card from 1865 expected to sell for at least $100,000 at Maine auction
June 20, 1965: “Young fans holding aloft bats they were given by the Yankees yesterday at the stadium,” read a caption the day after the team lost a double-header to the Minnesota Twins. The crowd, numbering 72,244, was the largest in four years, provoking the organist to serenade fans with the tune “We’re in the Money.” Photo: Ernie Sisto/The New York Times
Pictured: Mickey Mantle flings his hat in disgust — In this classic sports portrait, one of the greatest ever made of an athlete in decline, Mickey Mantle eloquently flings his batting helmet away in disgust after a weak at-bat in 1965. Slowed by seemingly endless injuries, Mantle hit only .255 and 19 home runs that season, and retired less than four years later.
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Former basketball player Bill Walton takes part in a demonstration against the Vietnam War in this photo, published May 10, 1972 with the following caption:IN A DIFFERENT ROLE — Bill Walton, UCLA’s All-American basketball center, gesturing for fellow students to sit down in center of Wilshire Blvd.
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In the days before radio, fans crowded Newspaper Row (a section of Washington Street downtown) to follow big games on the Globe’s scoreboard. Hundreds “watched” the Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three in the 1912 World Series. (photo dated Oct. 18, 1912)
The storefront even offered streaming multimedia of a kind: telegraph dispatches of boxing matches and baseball games were shouted out play by play through a pair of loudspeakers.
For Red Sox World Series appearances, a scaffold was built. Sports desk hacks stood on it to chalk up the scores for bowler-hatted crowds numbering in the hundreds. The signs even contained advertising.