WELCOME TO THE BASEBALL HISTORY COMES ALIVE!” WEB SITE
If you love Baseball History, you’ve come to the right place!
I’m Gary Livacari, and, as you might guess, I’m the editor and administrator of the Baseball History Comes Alive! blog. My partner Ron Bolton is Co-Editor and Contributor. 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 are accompanied by a full photo gallery.
I’m a baseball historian and SABR member who also enjoys writing. 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. I was an editor for the Boston Public Library Leslie Jones Baseball Collection, helping to identify ball players in almost 3000 photos from the 1930s and 1940s. I’ve also written a few biographies for the SABR Bioproject, plus numerous articles and book reviews.
For the past three 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 74,000 followers. 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. The beautiful colorized Babe Ruth above is an example of Don’s artistry.
I hope you enjoy Baseball History Comes Alive. We love interacting with our readers, so 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!
One more time: If you love Baseball History…you’ve come to the right place!