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If you love Baseball History, you’ve come to the right place!
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I’m Gary Livacari, and, as you might guess, I’m the editor and administrator of the Baseball History Comes Alive! blog. My Old-Time Baseball Photos partner Ron Bolton is Co-Editor and Contributor. This is the home for some of our favorite Old-Time Baseball Photos posts. Our goal is to make “Baseball History Come Alive” and to preserve baseball’s rich tradition through interesting photos and articles. All our posts are categorized by subject for easy accessibility and viewing. Many of them are accompanied by a full photo gallery.
For the past two years, Ron and I have been co-editors and post writers for the Old-Time Baseball Photos Facebook page. We’re very proud that our Old-Time Baseball Photos Facebook page has grown to over 62,000 viewers. We are also very happy to have as part of our team Don Stokes. Don is our resident baseball artist and baseball researcher par excellence, You will find many of Don’s beautiful baseball colorizations throughout the site. There is also a separate category just for Don’s colorizations. The beautiful colorized Babe Ruth above is an example of Don’s artistry. Don’t forget to visit Don’s Facebook page
While our web site is home for all baseball history fans, we also welcome baseball memorabilia collectors. A recent addition to many of our posts is to provide links to baseball memorabilia from Amazon. While you are here, you might want to check out our On-line Sports Collectibles store.
A little bit about me. I’m a baseball historian and SABR member who also loves to write. My forte is identifying ball players in old photos, and my special interest is the Dead Ball Era. For many years I did player identifications for the Baseball Fever web site, working with my mentor, the great baseball researcher, the late Bill Burgess. I was an editor for the Boston Public Library Leslie Jones Baseball Collection, working with author Mark Stang. In this project, I helped identify ball players in almost3000 photos from the 1930s and 1940s. I’ve also written a few biographies for the SABR Bioproject, plus numerous articles and book reviews.
I guess you can tell I love baseball history!
And oh, by the way, I’ve been a long-suffering Cub fan for almost 60 years, but don’t hold that against me! Ron is a long-time Mets fan…so in case you’re wondering how we ever hooked up together, the answer is simple…we both love baseball history!
I hope you enjoy Baseball History Comes Alive. Please feel free to share or post articles and photos on your own Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter pages. We love interacting with our readers, so also feel free to add any comments. You’re invited to subscribe to the page if you’d like to receive automatic e-mail updates. You’ll then receive instant access to my two free reports: “Memorable World Series Moments,” and “Gary’s Handy Dandy World Series Reference Guide.”
Now that you’ve read this introduction, click on the link to return to the home page. There you’ll see of all our posts in a highly visible Pinterest display format. Feel free to “pick and choose” and click on the ones that catch your interest! Be sure to check out the categories on the right side of the page.
I’ll say it one more time:
If you love Baseball History…you’ve come to the right place!