If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.
Dave Parker, Pittsburgh Pirates.
There ain’t much to being a ball player, if you’re a ball player.
Dave Parker, 1978
Photo by George Gojkovich/Sporting News via Mears
Forbes Field, 1912
via Classon Ave.
Used to have this one.
Honus Wagner and friends, ca. 1940s
Acme Newspictures via Hyee Auctions and strike-two
undershirt science of yore
When Baseball Players Were Tough…
In 1978 the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Dave Parker donned a goalie mask after fracturing his jaw and cheekbone in a collision.
Whammy Douglas facts: lost his right eye as an 11-year old.
“I’m not going to shy away from talking about a championship. I really don’t care what people think. In 2002, I had kids in my neighborhood getting beat up wearing Rockies jerseys. Those kids don’t get beat up wearing Rockies jerseys anymore.
I’m going to be upfront. I’m proud to be a Pirate. We’re not going to back down from anybody. We’re going to show up, and we’re going to play. Our focus is going to be on a commitment of excellence that is unique and that is real. We’re going to hold ourselves to a very high degree of accountability and responsibility.”
- Clint Hurdle, November 15, 2010
(July 23, 2011 photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP)
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