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Vintage images of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field, the New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium, and the New York Giants and the Polo Grounds from the golden age of Baseball. We have hundreds of black and white photographs of baseball teams, games and stadiums. We are adding new images everyday from our unique collection. These early era baseball photos are a perfect gift item for Yankee, Dodger, or Giant fan, or any baseball buff. If you are looking for something you don’t see here, call us: 888-250-8956. We have more images on file.

Joe Dimaggio Takes Batting Practice, 1938

Joe Dimaggio Takes Batting Practice, 1938

Joltin' Joe Dimaggio takes a swing for the photographer during batting practice. 1938, the year of this photo, would be the Yankee Clipper's third year with the team and would be his third World Series. Coincidence?

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A Marching Band Kicks Off the First Night Game at Ebbets Field, 1938

A Marching Band Kicks Off the First Night Game at Ebbets Field, 1938

In this black and white photograph, taken on June 15, 1938, a marching band is playing at Ebbets Field before the start of the first historic night game. The Brooklyn Dodgers lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Johnny Vander Meer pitched his second consecutive no hitter that night, making certain this game was one for the record books. 

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Man in a Suit Approaches Dodgers at First Night Game, 1938

Look carefully at the man in the suit, who is approaching a couple of the Brooklyn Dodgers in this photo of the historic first night game ever played at Ebbets Field. Could it be Babe Ruth? He's certainly built like the Bambino. Plus, we know the Babe was at this game. He drew a large enough crowd that Larry MacPhail noticed and made him an offer of $15,000 a year to coach first base.

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Historic Night Game at Ebbets Field, June 15, 1938

Historic Night Game at Ebbets Field, June 15, 1938

The Brooklyn Dodgers loss to the Cincinnati Reds on June 15, 1938 was historic for two reasons. The game was played at night, for the first time ever at Ebbets Field. The game was also the second consecutive no-hitter pitched by the Red's Johnny Vander Meer. In this photo, you can see the beaten Dodgers heading back to their dugout, while photographers walk onto the field.

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First Night Game at Ebbets Field, June 1938

First Night Game at Ebbets Field, June 1938

In this old black and white photograph, taken on June 15, 1938, fans and photographers rush onto the field following the historic first night game at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. The body language of the Dodgers in the foreground make it evident they lost. Johnny Vander Meer pitched his second consecutive no-hitter on this night, making certain this baseball game was one for the history books.

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Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, June 21, 1938

Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, June 21, 1938

The Brooklyn Dodgers take the field in the second night game ever played in their beloved Ebbets Field. On the extreme right of this black and white image, we see the great Babe Ruth suited up as the Dodgers' first base coach. Ruth signed on three days earlier for $15,000 per year, anxious just to be back in the game and, he hoped, have a shot at managing the Dodgers the following season. Leo Durocher, long time "frenemy" from their Yankee days, ultimately took the helm of the Brooklyn team.

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Second Night Game Ebbets Field, June 21, 1938

Second Night Game Ebbets Field, June 21, 1938

It's June 21, 1938, and in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the Bums, the Brooklyn Dodgers are playing the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second ever night game in Ebbets Field. Babe Ruth attended the first night game on June 15, and the crowd loved him so much, that Larry MacPhail hired him as the first base coach. In this old picture, taken by a fan at the game, we see the Sultan of Swat, standing by the first base line wearing his new Dodger uniform.

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Lou Gehrig, 1938

Lou Gehrig, 1938

Lou Gehrig, the Iron Horse, played his entire 17-year career for the New York Yankees. In this black and white photograph, we see Lou at batting practice, in 1938 toward the end of his career. Gehrig retired in 1939 at the age of 36, having been stricken with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), now often called Lou Gehrig's Disease. During his career, he set several records, most famously for playing 2,130 consecutive games, a record that was unbroken for 56 years.

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Fans Behind the Yankee Dugout Watch the 1956 World Series at Ebbets Field

Fans Behind the Yankee Dugout Watch the 1956 World Series at Ebbets Field

The first two games and the last two games of the 1956 World Series, between the arch-rivals the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, were played at Ebbets Field. The Bums from Brooklyn were the defending World Champions, making this a very intense series. Looking into this photograph, you can almost feel the tension of the fans.  They didn't know it then, but this would be the last World Series ever played in the beloved Ebbets Field.

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NBC Camera Broadcasts 1956 World Series from Ebbets Field

NBC Camera Broadcasts 1956 World Series from Ebbets Field

The NBC camera crew and Brooklyn Dodger fans look on intently at the 1956 World Series.  The 1956 World Series was a rematch of the two great New York rivals, the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In 1955, the Dodgers took it -- their first championship in the history of the franchise.  In this series, the Yanks reclaimed their title, beating the Bums in seven games.  This black and white picture, although depicting none of the game, captures all the intensity of the old time rivalry and loyalty of the fans.

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