Favorite baseball images from 1998-2005. Spring training, Arizona Fall League, Fenway Park, other venues. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show. [Narrative]
Peoria´s Jose Ortiz takes the throw as McKay Christensen of Phoenix slides into second, 1998 Arizona Fall League. Grand Canyon´s Jerry Hairston, Jr. (Orioles) dives, 1998 Arizona Fall League. Angels coach Leon Durham, Cactus League 1999. Seattle Manager Lou Piniella, Cactus League 1999.  The Kodak DC210 digital camera was not particularly sharp. Harry Caray statue outside of Wrigley Field. Wrigley Field, Mets visiting the Cubs.
Troy O'Leary of the Red Sox makes a leaping catch in front of the Green Monster, 1999. Fenway Park, Indians visiting Red Sox. Jason Varitek congratulates Pedro on the complete game win. Adam Piatt, now with the A's, makes a dive in the 1999 Arizona Fall League. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown, NY, named for the man who did not invent baseball. This image of the Houston Astrodome was taken during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2000, but I did attend a baseball game there back in 1976.  The Astros moved to their new field in 2000, and the livestock show moved to the new football stadium in 2002.  Although there have been some redevelopment plans, the historic structure sits empty and unusable as of 2024.
Nolan Ryan´s newly-minted Hall of Fame plaque. Sammy Sosa hammers a spring training home run, 2000. After the Pop comes the Hop, Sammy Sosa, spring training 2000. Albert Pujols playing third base for the Scottsdale Scorpions, Arizona Fall League, 2000. Phoenix´ Larry Barnes (Angels) slides in as Grand Canyon shortstop Mike Young (Rangers) defends, Arizona Fall League, 2000. Maryvale´s Keith Ginter (Astros) takes the throw, Arizona Fall League, 2000.
Tony Perez in his new Hall of Fame jacket throws out the first pitch at an Arizona Fall League game, 2000. USA 3rd baseman Mark Teixeira against Taiwan, Pawtucket, RI.  Teixeira hit the game-winning home run in a 2-1 victory. Giants Manager Dusty Baker, spring training 2001. Nomar Garciaparra being inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame, 2001. Astros prospect David Matranga dives for a grounder in the 2001 Arizona Fall League. Future World Series Hero (2005) Bobby Jenks in the 2002 Arizona Fall League.
Maryvale´s So Taguchi lays down a bunt, 2002 Arizona Fall League. Arizona Falls League, 2002. Chase Utley tries to make the tag at third base, 2002 Arizona Fall League. Get down!  Mike Rouse attempts to turn the double play, Arizona Falls League, 2002. J.J. Hardy makes a diving catch, 2002 Arizona Fall League. In the 2002 Arizona Fall League, Maryvale 3B Drew Henson made a spinning stop but was indecisive what to do afterward and threw late to first.  Henson later played for the Yankees and the Cowboys, but his greatest claim to fame is he knows Tom Brady.
Arizona Falls League, 2002. Arizona Falls League, 2002. Mark Teixeira fires to first base, 2002 Arizona Fall League. Ken Griffey, Jr. with the Reds, spring training in Florida, 2003.

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November 2005
11/21/2005 AFL - Found a 2002 AFL picture of Bobby Jenks, who closed out the 2005 World Series for the White Sox. baseball
September 2005
9/3/2005 Ballparks - Visiting Camden Yards and RFK Stadium. baseball
March 2005
3/8/2005 Sox-Yanks - Spring training game in Fort Myers. baseball
October 2004
10/28/2004 Arizona Fall League - AFL baseball, 2004. baseball
October 2002
10/22/2002 Chase for the Hall of Fame - Reviving a few baseball images from Arizona Fall League 2002. baseball, photography
June 2000
6/23/2000 Got a (J.) Jones - Mets vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium. baseball
May 2000
5/29/2000 Old Fenway - Another game at Fenway. baseball
March 2000
3/19/2000 St. Pat - St. Patrick's Day at Spring Training 2000. baseball
November 1999
11/1/1999 The Fall - Back to Cooperstown. baseball
September 1999
9/28/1999 Last Call - Seeing Pedro in 1999 was seeing one of the all-time greats. baseball
July 1999
7/26/1999 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction - Nolan Ryan, George Brett, Robin Yount honored. baseball
April 1999
4/25/1999 Wrigley and Fenway - Two historic ballparks, one weekend. baseball
March 1999
3/20/1999 Cactus League Wrap - Spring Training 1999. baseball
November 1998
11/15/1998 What Life is Really About - A life moment at the Arizona Fall League 1998. baseball

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