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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