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Photos of Major League Baseball Through the Years

Photos of Major League Baseball Through the Years

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Coronavirus has put a hold on a lot of things, one of the most notable being sporting events. For many Americans, baseball is being played at home rather than being watched, so to get your fix, here are some cool throwback photos of America’s pastime through the years.

1919

1919

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A banner reads “Cincinnati Reds 1919 Champions of the World” after the team won the 1919 World Series.

1923

1923

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Babe Ruth shakes hands with President Warren G. Harding.

1924

1924

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The New York Giants baseball team in 1924.

1931

1931

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A member of the St. Louis Cardinals raises a hand to greet a teammate as he comes across home plate after hitting a home run during Game 7 of the 1931 World Series.

1934

1934

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A player for the St. Louis Cardinals slides into home plate during the World Series.

1935

1935

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Robert “Red” Rolfe of the New York Yankees and Arthur “Pinky” Whitney of the Boston Braves.

1941

1941

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Members of the New York Yankees celebrate a victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, a stadium that transports you back in time, on Sept. 4, 1941.

1941

1941

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Members of the New York Yankees outfield pose in Yankee Stadium, a man-made American marvel, Sept. 12, 1941.

1942

1942

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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial slides into home plate to score a run as Boston Braves catcher Ernie Lombardi struggles for the ball during a game in 1942.

1945

1945

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New York Yankees star Joe DiMaggio at the plate.

1945

1945

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Detroit may be one of America’s most underrated cities, but it was in the national spotlight after the Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the 1945 World Series. 

1951

1951

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New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thompson scores a run in Game 3 of the 1951 World Series in New York.

1952

1952

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Four Brooklyn Dodger pitchers pose in the dugout in 1952.

1954

1954

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Members of the Brooklyn Dodgers, including Jackie Robinson, pose in the dugout in 1954.

1960

1960

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A catcher and batter poised for action during a game in 1960.

1960

1960

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A runner attempts to steal home only to become entangled with the batter as the catcher tries to tag him. 

1960

1960

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Fans pack the bleachers of one of the most historic places in America, Fenway Park.

1962

1962

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President John F. Kennedy rises from his seat to watch the flight of the ball during the 1962 All-Star Game in Washington, D.C.

1965

1965

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Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, circa 1965.

1979

1979

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A pitcher for the San Francisco Giants winds up during a 1979 game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, home to one of the most amazing bridges in the world.

1980

1980

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Bill Buckner slides across a base at Wrigley Field in Chicago, one of the safest cities in the world.

1980

1980

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The Chicago Cubs take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field in Chicago. 

1981

1981

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A pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers winds up against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

1983

1983

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Ryne Sandberg, of the Chicago Cubs, hits the ball during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

1984

1984

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Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies leads off the base as infielder Art Howe of the Houston Astros watches during a game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, home to many other great tourist attractions.

1985

1985

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An outfielder of the St. Louis Cardinals reaches for a catch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

1985

1985

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A general view of Dodgers Stadium from the parking lot.

1986

1986

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A player for the California Angels is tagged out by a Minnesota Twins catcher during a game at Anaheim Stadium in California.

1986

1986

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The New York Mets celebrate winning the 1986 World Series at Shea Stadium in New York. 

1988

1988

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A general view of Wrigley Field during the 1988 season in Chicago.

1988

1988

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Kirk Gibson, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, leaps to make a catch.

1990

1990

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Kansas City Royals outfielder Bo Jackson makes a diving catch during a game against the Oakland A's in California.

1990

1990

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Outfielder Sammy Sosa of the Chicago White Sox in action.

1991

1991

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Left fielder Barry Bonds of the Pittsburgh Pirates fails to make a catch during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

1991

1991

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Outfielder Gene Larkin of the Minnesota Twins slides into second base during a game against the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California.

1992

1992

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The Oakland Athletics perform stretching exercises before starting spring training in Phoenix.

1993

1993

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Manager Dusty Baker of the San Francisco Giants looks out at the playing field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

1994

1994

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The Cleveland Indians play their first game in the new Jacobs Field ballpark against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1995

1995

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Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners reaches for a home run ball at the wall against the Cleveland Indians in Seattle, one of the best cities for jobs.

1995

1995

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The Boston Red Sox face the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park.