Hooks & Runs

159 - Hidden Histories: Baseball's Deadball Era Photographs w/ Jim Chapman

June 29, 2023 A podcast about baseball, music and culture. Season 4 Episode 159
Hooks & Runs
159 - Hidden Histories: Baseball's Deadball Era Photographs w/ Jim Chapman
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Old photographs offer "the hidden history of the game in plain sight," and no one knows that better than Jim Chapman, the author of "Baseball Photography of the Deadball Era.” Chapman also operates the website Chapman Deadball Collection which includes some photographs with commentary from his captivating collection. In this interview, Chapman provides a fascinating and comprehensive look at how photography and photographs in that era documented and shaped the game into America's Pastime.

The Chapman Deadball Collection: https://chapmandeadballcollection.com/
The Baker Bowl with Honus Wagne: https://tinyurl.com/bakerbowl062923

Errata: The Philadelphia Phillies won their franchise first World Series title in 1980. West Side Grounds was 340 to left field, 560 to center field and 316 down the right field line. Two of Ed Delahanty's four home runs on July 13, 1896 at West Side Grounds.

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Introducing Jim Chapman
The owners were not going to turn paying customers away.
Bringing baseball heroes to the people
Babe Ruth, 1914
The Major Leagues come to small town Texas
The hidden history of the game hiding in plain sight