Three-year-old George Herman Ruth poses for a portrait in 1898, long before he was known as “The Babe,” in Baltimore, MD. (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
Shea Stadium, 1981
Ken Griffey, Jr. talks on his car phone while driving on April 17, 1988 in San Bernardino, Calif. (V.J. Lovero/SI)
Whether working or running errands, fans found ways to watch playoff baseball. Even those at the ballpark sometimes had to jockey for a better view.
1939 World Series color footage
Ten years ago tonight (Oct. 14), the Chicago Cubs were five outs away from their first World Series appearance since 1945 and held a 3-0 lead over the Florida Marlins in the top of the eighth inning in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS at Wrigley Field. The Cubs suffered a stroke of bad luck when fan Steve Bartman grabbed a foul ball off the bat of Luis Castillo before Moises Alou could catch it. Castillo drew a walk, and the Florida Marlins scored eight runs in the inning and went on to win Game 6 and later the series. (John Biever/SI)