Lehrman: Library of Congress website is a wonderland for baseball fans

From SABR member Jeremy Lehrman at Medium.com on November 7, 2018:

The gaunt, sad, sullen face of John Evers, the Chicago second baseman who had the metabolism of a hummingbird, the temper of a wolverine, and a near-pathological need to win; Ty Cobb upending Jimmy Austin at third-base, the Georgia Peach arriving with the force and intent of a mortar round; Honus Wagner, looking like he was sutured together by a grave-robbing mad scientist: Enormous hands at the end of long, stove-pipe arms; broad shoulders and barrel chest; a short torso supported by severely bowed legs that suggested he spent the off-season in the saddle.

These evocative images — and thousands more — are available via the The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) section of the U.S. Library of Congress website. If you’re a baseball fan, do yourself a favor and click over to this wondrous repository post haste. Once you’re there, start typing in search terms related to baseball (don’t worry if none immediately come to mind; the search function will recommend topics as you type). Then, prepare to be surprised and delighted at the images presented — ​and prepare to lose hours of your life meandering through the virtual aisles of this digital archive.

Read the full article here: https://medium.com/@jeremylehrman/the-library-of-congress-site-is-a-digital-wonderland-for-baseball-fans-1938aaf6d785

Originally published: November 7, 2018. Last Updated: November 7, 2018.