Vintage MLB Posters
3. One of the most famous images in baseball history! After decades of segregation, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey broke ranks and brought Jackie Robinson from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues, smashing the color barrier that kept African-Americans off the big stage. After a year in the minors, Jackie took the field in the big leagues for the first time on April 18, 1947 - and, to a standing ovation, scored the winning run! While even some teammates rejected Robinson’s mere presence in the clubhouse, three of the classiest Dodgers of all-time showed true humanity and solidarity, boldly joining Jackie on the top step of the dugout. Spider Jorgensen, Pee Wee Reese, and Eddie Stanky, as true stand-up gentlemen, were also a minority that day in Flatbush.
2. It was an earth-shaking, record-shattering season – 1974, the year Hammerin’ Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth and became baseball’s all-time Home Run king! This amazing poster features a classic image from the era, giving you the classic Hank Aaron swing in lush sepia-tone beauty. Of course, with the bat shattering, this poster clearly does not show you one of Hank’s 755 career Home Runs, but it does demonstrate the power and poise of this American legend.
1. “Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth… I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.”
Lou Gehrig. July 4, 1939 at Yankee Stadium
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