Our Sports Photographers
By Patrick Mondout
They say a picture says a 1000 words. As it relates to our Web sites,
we think that is especially true of sports. We are honored to
feature sports photography from some of the best freelancers in the
business - especially in on BaseballChronology.com.
While we wish we had another 20,000 or so photos to work with, we are very
proud of our contemporary collection. If you see sports photograph here on
our sites that you would like to license, use the Contact link
(above-right) and let us know. Here is a little bit about the
Mr. Sauritch's sports photography career began in 1976 in Southern
California, taking shots of the California Angels. He became of one
baseball card manufacturer Fleer's
first photographers after responding to an ad in 1980. His photographs
appeared on countless cards (including Upper Deck) from 1981 to 2003. His
images have been featured in over 50 printed publications.
Mr. Ponzini's career started just after Fleer's first set and his work
has been seen on countless Topps, Bowman, and O-Pee-Chee cards as well as
publications such as Inside Baseball, The Sporting News, and
the various Beckett publications. You will also find his work in countless
baseball books from the past twenty years.
Mr. Jessen was the team photographer for Arizona
Cardinals in the early Virtual90s and also produced the Phoenix
Roadrunners minor league card sets in the 1990s. His photos were used in
card sets from Pro Set, Upper Deck, Topps and Fleer and have also appeared
in Sports Illustrated, team yearbooks and other publications.
Art Rickerby tooks some of the most well known images of the 50s
through the early 70s for Life magazine, Sports Illustrated,
and Acme News pictures. Among the better known of his photos are the
Japanese surrender photo aboard the USS Missouri, the one of Don Larsen's
last pitch of his perfect game in the '56 World Series, and the pictures
of the President and Mrs. Kennedy in Dallas just before his assassination.
Arthur Rickerby died in Newtown, Connecticut in 1972. His last assignment
for Life was related to the return of Willie Mays to New York in 1972. You
can learn more about this award-winning photographer at
John Rogers' site.
Sharpshooters, Legends in Time, etc.
We also have purchased slides from the archives of Baseball Today
Magazine including photos by Owen Smith and Glen Trout,
from Legends in Time including photos from Bryan Yablonski,
and Rob Tringali, Jr., and Sharpshooters slides by Morris
Most of the slides were obtained from John Rogers, who purchased
several collections of baseball slides. I'd like to thank him for working
with me for over a year to help me get the slides I needed for this site.
My Nikon Coolscan IV is not the world's greatest slide scanner. (Lesson
learned? Always spend the extra $500 where image quality is
concerned). If you seen an image with serious contrast problems, blame me
and not the photographer!
We are honored to feature over 30 years of their best pictures and hope
you enjoy reliving cherished memories through though their timeless