William M. Vander Weyde, a photographer working in New York, made these images of baseball players mid-swing, -run, -hit, or -throw in 1904.
George Van Haltren (1866-1945), aka “Rip”: Centerfielder, pitcher, and shortstop; career ran from 1887-1909; played with the Giants, Orioles, White Stockings, Pirates,Ward’s Wonders. Named readers’ favorite player from New York and Brooklyn in 1894 poll conducted by the New York Mercury.
Joe McGinnity (1871-1929), aka “Iron Man”: Pitcher; career ran from 1899-1908; played with the Giants, Orioles, Superbas. McGinnity had the second-highest number of wins in the year of this photo (beating Cy Young, who was fifth), as well as the second-lowest ERA.*