Baseball players of New York in 1904

From Slate:

William M. Vander Weyde, a photographer working in New York, made these images of baseball players mid-swing, -run, -hit, or -throw in 1904.

The George Eastman House, which holds many of Vander Weyde’s negatives, has posted a selection of his images on Flickr. “His photographs are strong and exciting and show a rejection of traditional ideas of composition, content, and style,” the curator writes.

Pictured above:

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 WondersNamed readers’ favorite player from New York and Brooklyn in 1894 poll conducted by the New York Mercury.

Duff Cooley (1873-1937), aka “Sir Richard” or “Dick”: Outfielder and first baseman; career ran from 1893-1905; played with the Beaneaters, Phillies, Browns, Tigers, Pirates.

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.*

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Baseball players of New York in 1904