Old Photos: Baseball

I am not a fan of baseball, it’s a seemingly never-ending boring game, interrupted only by an occasional bloody action in the stands or a non-lethal hot-dog drive-by. Baseball promoters tried to combat the dreadfulness of the game by creating sources of distraction, like bringing a herd of sheep for the 1963 Kansas City Athletics – Yankees home opener which was played on April 8th and lost 8-3 by the Kansas City team.

The following book excerpt talks about the 1963 season (scroll up and down inside the window):

Mayor Roe Bartle (R) w. Eric Enloe (center) introducing Ex-president Harry Truman (L) to baseball fans at opening game of season. ©Time,Francis Miller

Yogi Berra before game, doing first base coaching.©Time,Francis Miller

Athletics Manager Ed Lopat (2L) & Yankees Manager Ralph Houk (C) conferring with umpires before start of game.©Time,Francis Miller

Charles O. Finley, "Athletics owner" w. 10-gallon hats, colored green and gold, to be distributed to fans at opening baseball game of season.©Time,Francis Miller

©Time,Francis Miller

Easter Seal boy Eric Enloe (center fore) throwing out first ball at opening game of season, with Harry S. Truman (rear) & Mayor Roe Bartle.©Time,Francis Miller

©Time,Francis Miller

Bucket'O'Chips ©Time,Francis Miller

©Time,Francis Miller

Fan-A-Gram ©Time,Francis Miller

©Time,Francis Miller

©Time,Francis Miller

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Previously: Old Photos:Enos “Country” Slaughter