The View From the Red Seat

Something I found on my hard drive today: a picture I took from the “Red Seat” in Fenway, where it is said Ted Williams hit the longest home run in the stadium’s history:

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Picture of the day: Eddie Cicotte

After Shoeless Joe Jackson, the best player involved in the Black Sox scandal was Eddie Cicotte, an ace pitcher who was as crooked as he was successful. His career 2.38 ERA is 24th best in history and it’s likely he would have ended up in the HoF if not for his role amongst the Black Sox.

This photo, from the Library of Congress Flickr stream, has no known copyright restrictions.

Picture of the day: Cobb and Mathewson

The 1911 World Series was between the Tigers and Giants. That meant that two of the greatest stars of the early 20th century faced each other: Christy Mathewson and Ty Cobb.

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