Forbes Field Ballpark Cartoon from The Sporting News

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One of the many delights of sifting through old copies of The Sporting News is coming across the cartoons often contained in the publication.

The publication, centered in St. Louis, made a point to tell the story of baseball in every city that hosted a team. In the cartoon below, TSN is celebrating Forbes Field, which debuted on June 30, 1909, and was marking its 50th anniversary in 1959.

This cartoon was printed in the July 8, 1959 edition of The Sporting News.

Here’s a list of players mentioned in the cartoon:

  • Honus Wagner
  • Paul Waner
  • Lloyd Waner
  • Max Carey
  • Pie Traynor
  • George Gibson
  • Al Lopez
  • Fred Clarke
  • Chief Wilson
  • Walter Johnson
  • Babe Adams
  • Red Murray
  • Ralph Kiner
  • Dale Long
  • Chuck Klein
  • Babe Ruth
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Ted Beard
  • Bob Skinner
  • Kiki Cuyler

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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.
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