Great Photos of Classic Baseball

With the lack of any real news happening in Dodgerland at the moment, I thought I’d share something interesting that crossed my inbox today. Via the always great UniWatch, the family of late Sports Illustrated photographer Hy Peskin has put an assortment of his collected works online. Peskin was actually the first staff photographer SI had, and while he did more than just shoot athletic events, the color photography of his that survives from the 1950s and 60s is stunning.

It’s well worth it, I would say, to look through the entire baseball catalog. There’s only a few Dodger shots, but that’s not really the point; you’ll spend half your night marveling at the ballparks and uniforms of yesteryear.

As a taste, here’s a shot of Duke Snider from spring training in 1956 that’s so crystal clear it could have been taken yesterday:

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