Photo, Print, DrawingFirst Nine of the Cincinnati (Red Stockings) Base Ball Club Print shows individual portraits of team members, each identified by name, around an image of a uniformed player leaning on a bat.
- Date: 1869
ArticleDrawing the Color Line: 1860s to 1890s - By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s - Digital Collections Americans began playing baseball on informal teams, using local rules, in the early 1800s. By the 1860s, the sport, unrivaled in popularity, was being described as America's
ArticlePlayers - By Popular Demand: Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s - Digital Collections Ty Cobb, Detroit, and Joe Jackson, Cleveland, standing alongside each other, holding bats. Photographic print, copyright 1913. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-97880 (b&w)) Two of the greatest hitters the game has known appear in this photograph. Over a twenty-four year career, Ty Cobb compiled a .367 batting average. Jackson, who was traded to the White Sox in 1915, averaged ...