Photo & Illustration Credits

October 21: “Who Was Myles Thomas?”

  • Myles Thomas with his wife Helen and daughter Myrtice (courtesy of Joseph Happer)
  • Myles Thomas warming up for the Yankees (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)
  • Myles Thomas (courtesy of Joseph Happer)
  • Myles Thomas and grandson, Tom (courtesy of Joseph Happer)
  • Hinkey Haines (Courtesy of Michael Moran)
  • Myles Thomas with his wife Helen (courtesy of Joseph Happer)
  • “Professor” Myles Thomas with his daughter Myrtice (courtesy of Joseph Happer)
  • Myrtice Thomas with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (courtesy of Joseph Happer)
  • Myles Thomas shirtless (courtesy of Joseph Happer)
  • Myles with family 1940 newspaper clipping (courtesy of Joseph Happer)

October 14: “The Pitch Of My Life”

  • Locker Room Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Babe Ruth smoking cigar (Bettmann/Getty Images)
  • Penn Station (Geo. P. Hall & Son/The New York Historical Society/Getty Images)
  • Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth on their 1927 barnstorming tour (Bettmann/Getty Images)
  • Lou and Momma Gehrig (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Myles Thomas (bottom, second from right) with Lou Gehrig, Christy Walsh and Babe Ruth (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Bix Beiderbecke with baseball and glove (Courtesy of the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University)
  • Lou Gehrig, Asbury Park, New Jersey. October 13, 1927 (Nj Baseball)
  • Charles “Chino” Smith (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

October 11: “The Greatest Team?”

  • Babe Ruth, 1927 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library) Derek Jeter, 1998 (Flikr, alterations made), Red Ruffing, 1939 (Flikr, alterations made), Bobby Richardson (1961) and Lou Gehrig ’27 & ’39, (Iconic Archive/Getty Images) (Robert Hunt)
  • Mariano Rivera celebrates with Joe Girardi after recording the final out of the 1998 ALCS (Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive /Getty Images)
  • The Fearsome Four of the 1939 Yankees: Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Keller, and George Selkirk (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Murderers’ Row: Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel, Tony Lazzeri and Babe Ruth (Bettman/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • The 1927 Yankees (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

October 8: “The Season Is Over”

  • Locker Room Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Miller Huggins (George Rinhart/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Miller Huggins (center) with Waite Hoyt, Babe Ruth, Silent Bob Meusel and Sailor Bob Shawkey (Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth and Miller Huggins (NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
  • Yankee Stadium, 1927 World Series (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth crosses home plate after homering against the Pirates in the 1927 World Series (Iconic Archive/Getty Images)
  • Johnny Miljus (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Game 4 of the 1927 World Series. Yankee Stadium (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Tony Lazzeri (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Myles Thomas Sketch (Robert Hunt)
  • Empty Yankee Stadium Illustration (Robert Hunt)

October 7: “Suicide Curve. And Game 3.”

  • Train Illustrations (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Penn Station (Detroit Publishing Company)
  • Skyline Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Fans line up overnight, waiting to buy World Series tickets at Yankee Stadium (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Locker Room Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Fans at Yankee Stadium (Joe Costa/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
  • Gehrig Triple Gif (Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth in Batter’s Box (Bettmann/Getty Images)

October 6: “We Want Cuyler!”

  • Men Looking at Bridge (University of Pittsburgh Library)
  • Andrew Carnegie and “Pittsburgh The Citadel Of Perfection.” (Library of Congress)
  • Forbes Field, 1927 (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Paul and Lloyd Waner (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Forbes Field from the outfield (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Kiki Cuyler (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • “We Want Cuyler” sign (Bettman/Getty Images)

October 5: “World Series Game 1. (“My Advice Is Start Drinking Heavily.”)”

  • Game 1 of the 1927 World Series, Forbes Field (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Pie Traynor at batting practice before Game 1 of the 1927 World Series (Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey (Alamy Stock Photo)
  • Lloyd “Little Poison” and Paul “Big Poison” Waner (Bettman/Getty Images)

October 5: “From the Mailbag”

  • Lou Gehrig With His Mother (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Forbes Field (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Waite Hoyt (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis, Getty Images)
  • Wilcy Moore (AP Photo)
  • Herb Pennock (AP Photo)
  • Lloyd and Paul Waner (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth caught stealing for the final out of the 1926 World Series (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • From L-R: Pirates Manager Donie Bush, Yankees Manager Miller Huggins (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
  • Ty Cobb slides into home (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler (Library of Congress)

October 4: “From the Press Box: “Pirate Talk”

  • The two midgets: Donie Bush and Miller Huggins (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
  • Kiki Cuyler (Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)

October 1: “From The Press Box: Number 60”

  • Babe Ruth wearing crown (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty Images)

September 30: “The Play Is Done”

  • Arthur Irwin circa 1886 (From The New York Public Library)
  • Babe Ruth, Batting Practice (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • 1927 cartoon of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

September 30: “One-Hit Wonders”

  • John Paciorek (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Wilcy “Cy” Moore (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)

September 29: “The Babe & The Beast”

  • Babe Ruth closeup (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth follows the flight of a home run ball into the right field stands 1927 (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth in the locker room after a game (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth kissing bat (Bettman/Corbis/Getty Images)

September 27: “Babe Ruth Is On A Tear”

  • Babe Ruth with giant baseball (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
  • Mark Koenig fielding (George Rinhart/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Mark Koenig portrait (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • “Sailor Bob” Shawkey consults with Babe Ruth in the dugout (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Ford Frick and Babe Ruth (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Locker Room Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)

September 24: “From the Press Box: The Long Count”

  • 105,000 people watch the Dempsey-Tunney fight at Soldiers’ Field, 1927 (ullstein picture/ullstein picture via Getty Images)

September 23: “The Long Count”

  • Dempsey stands over Tunney (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • 195 Broadway. Home of WEAF Radio and AT&T (Library of Congress)
  • “The Pittsburgh Windmill,” Harry Greb, fighting Gene Tunney, Madison Square Garden, 1922 (Sports Studio Photos/Getty Images)
  • Gene Tunney falls to Harry Greb in Madison Square Guarden, 1922 (Bettmann/Getty Images)
  • Skyline Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • 104,943 fight fans witness the Dempsey-Tunney rematch at Soldier Field, September 22, 1927 (Ullstein picture /Ullstein picture via Getty Images)

September 19: “The Definition of Suicide”

  • Skyline Illustrations (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Sherry-Netherland Hotel. April 12, 1927 (New York Times Co./Getty Images)
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Circus Poster (Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
  • Johnny Mostil (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/ Getty Images)
  • Johnny Mostil catching (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Steven’s Backyard (Gwyneth Scally)

September 17: “The Babe In Court”

  • Broadway and 72nd Street, looking south, 1927 (Edwin Levick/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • Babe and Helen Ruth, with their daughter, Dorothy (FPG/Getty Images)
  • Fenway Park fans (FPG/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth at bat in Fenway Park (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth at bat in Fenway Park part 2(Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth at bat in Fenway Park part 3 (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Philadelphia fans in Shibe Park (George Rinhart/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Bill Lamar swinging (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/ Getty Images)
  • Bill Lamar portrait (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)

September 16: “A Serious Man”

  • Miller Huggins (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
  • Wilcy Moore (AP Photo)

September 14: “From the Press Box: Ruth or Gehrig?”

  • Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Lou Gehrig with his mom (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

September 12: “Feeling Sick”

  • Penn Station (Detroit Publishing Company)
  • Lou Gehrig Closeup (Charles Colon/TSN/Icon SMI)
  • Babe Ruth close up (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Yankee fans toss straw hats onto the field at Yankee Stadium after Babe Ruth homers (Getty Images)
  • Steven’s Backyard (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Skyline Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)

September 8: “From the Press Box: A Poem For Bob Shawkey”

  • Bob Shawkey head shot (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Bob Shawkey pitching (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

September 7: “Buddy The Jew…”

  • Buddy Myer (Sporting New and Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Tris Speaker, 1927 (Library of Congress)
  • Kosher Wine (Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
  • Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith (Underwood and Underwood/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

September 5: “Stanwyck Is A Star”

  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Hal Skelly in “Burlesque” (Condé Nast Archive/Corbis)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Barbara Stanwyck in “Burlesque” (Condé Nast Archive/Corbis)
  • Barbara Stanwyck headshot (John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

September 2: “Letter from Harrison: Covering the NL

  • Burleigh Grimes, Rogers Hornsby, John McGraw and Edie Roush (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Kiki Cuyler (Library of Congress)
  • Lou Gehrig at Lake Oscawana (Bettman/Getty Images)

August 26: “The W*p Bets Against The Yankees”

  • Tony Lazzeri (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • “Little Julie” Wera (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Wilcy Moore (Associated Press)
  • Tony Lazzeri with Salt Lake City Bees (David Eskenazi Collection)

August 24: “Every Day I’m Getting Better and Better.”

  • Benny Bengough (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Secretary of War, Newton Diehl Baker, Jr. instructing the “troops” (aka the Cleveland Indians) during pre-game military drills (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Soldiers wounded in France play baseball on the hospital grounds at Fort McPherson, Georgia, 1918 (Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

August 23: “The Great American Home Run Handicap”

  • Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth(MPI/Getty Images)

August 20: “Where Am I?”

  • Car graphic (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)

August 19: “Mr. Capone. A Pleasure To See You Again”

  • Silent Bob Meusel (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Car graphic (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Al Capone (PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

August 17: “They Stole Home in 1927”

  • Tony Lazzeri caught in a pickle in Game 2 of the 1926 World Series while attempting to steal home (George Rinhart/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth slides in safely at home ahead of the tag (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
  • Ty Cobb sliding into home (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

August 15: “You Can Say That Again, Hamlet”

  • Train Illustrations (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • 1927 Yankees Team Photo (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Pants Rowland (RMY Auctions)
  • Pants Rowland, right, with pitcher Eddie Cicotte (future Black Sox player), 1917 (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
  • Night sky illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Union Station, Chicago (Getty Images)

August 10: “From the Press Box: The Biggest A”

  • C. Emory Titman (RMY Auctions)

August 10: “Terror in New York — Sacco and Vanzetti”

  • Two policemen (New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images)
  • Protesters gather at Union Square on August 9, 1927 (NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images)
  • Sacco and Vanzetti in jail (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images)
  • Wall Street Bombing (Bettman/Getty Images)
  • Fans at Yankee Stadium (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)

August 9: “Benny and Berg”

  • Moe Berg (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

August 8: “From the Mailbag”

  • Wilcy Moore (Associated Press)
  • Babe Ruth holding a chicken (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Babe Ruth with kids (Associated Press)
  • Tony Lazzeri (Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth at bat (Diamond Images/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth tagged out by Rogers Hornsby, for last out of the 1926 World Series (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Miller Huggins (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
  • Bob Meusel (Sporting New and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)

August 5: “Sacco And Vanzetti (And Me)”

  • Myles Thomas (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

August 3: “Lou Gehrig and Paul Robeson”

  • Yankee Stadium postcard (Diamond Images/Getty Images)

August 3: “The Babe And His Pal Bix”

  • Paul Whiteman (left), Artie McGovern (Babe Ruth’s trainer), John Philip Sousa (yes, that John Philip Sousa), Christy Walsh (Ruth’s agent) and Babe Ruth (New York Times Co./Getty Images)
  • Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Bix Beiderbecke, 1927 (Getty Images)
  • Louis Armstrong (Louis Armstrong House Museum)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Paul Whiteman and his orchestra (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
  • The Fletcher Henderson Band (Gilles Petard/Redferns)
  • Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on train (National Archives photo no. 306-NT-342-SS-8)

August 1: “Benny’s Back”

  • Yankee Stadium Skyline Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Benny Bengough (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty)
  • Benny Bengough portrait (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty)
  • Benny Bengough with Lou Gehrig (Bettman/Getty)

July 29: “Cheating. Plain and Simple”

  • Locker Room Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Waite Hoyt (Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
  • Moe Berg, 1927 (SDN-069755, Chicago History Museum)

July 27: “Ben Paschal Can’t Sleep”

  • Ben Paschal (Bettmann/Corbis)
  • Little Julie Wera (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)

July 25: “Youth and the Birth of Mass Popular Culture”

  • Members of the 1919 Black Sox in court (B Bennett/Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

July 24: “Dinner With Snorky”

  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Al Capone (PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
  • Al Capone, 1925 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • 1925 hit on Chicago Police Officer Edwin Harmening and gangster “Dynamite” Joe Brooks (X Marks the Spot)
  • Union Station, Chicago, circa 1927 (Getty Images)
  • Tony Lazzeri (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis)
  • The Green Mill Lounge (Jeffery C. Johnson)
  • Earle Combs (Bettmann/Corbis)
  • Cooper Carlton Hotel (Jeffery C. Johnson)
  • Al Capone portrait (PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
  • Capone and Son at Wrigley Field, 1931 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Al Capone in Brooklyn 1916 (Deirdre Marie Capone)

July 20: “Heat Waves and Summer Nights”

  • Silent Bob Meusel (Sporting New and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)
  • Baby Cage (Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
  • Koi Carp (Henny Donovan Motif)
  • Indoor Swimming Pool at Madison Square Garden, 1921 (Getty Images)
  • Coney Island (George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)

July 19: “Cabbage and Ribs”

  • 1920s Brothel (Imagno/Getty Images)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)

July 19: “Eels and Inventions”

  • Lou Gehrig (Charles Colon/TSN/Icon SMI/Newscom)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Mamma Gehrig and Lou (NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

July 16: “Still Constipated”

  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Myles Thomas (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)

July 14: “The Kid”

  • Superior Street, Cleveland (LCDM Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
  • Euclid Avenue (Christopher Busta-Peck)
  • Moe Berg, 1927 (SDN-069755, Chicago History Museum)
  • Waite Schoolboy Hoyt (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
  • Joe Cantor’s Far East Orchestra. Artie Shaw, far left (Joe Mosbrook’s Cleveland Jazz History)
  • Artie Shaw (David R. Phillips Collection)

July 11: “Fork Me”

  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Waite Hoyt (MLB Photos via Getty Images)
  • Waite Hoyt Portrait (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Charlie Gehringer, 1927 (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)

July 11: “Dreams and Detroit”

  • Louise Brooks (Eugene Robert Richee/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)
  • Navin Field Postcard (LCDM Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig shaking hands (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Navin Field bleachers postcard (Popperfoto/Getty Images)
  • Navin Field (Bettman/Getty Images)

July 6: “July 4th. And The Center Of The Universe.”

  • Skyline Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Yankee Stadium bleachers (Joe Costa/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
  • Macombs Dam Bridge (Museum of the City of New York)
  • Steven’s Backyard (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Barbara Stanwyck (John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

July 4: “Big Bill Dinneen Doesn’t Appreciate Me”

  • Waite Hoyt (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Griffith Stadium (Associated Press)
  • Tris Speaker (Library of Congress)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Bill Dinneen baseball card (Library of Congress)

July 4: “Remembering Lou Gehrig”

  • Lou Gehrig (Charles Colon/TSN/Icon SMI/Newscom)

July 4: “Of Dead Presidents and Senators”

  • Yankee Stadium postcard (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

July 1: “The Worst Inning of My Life”

  • Speakeasy Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Buddy Myer, 1927 (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Lou Gehrig (Bettmann/Getty Images)
  • Ray Morehart (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Eddie Bennett holding glove (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
  • Pat Collins (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Myles Thomas (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

June 29: “Saving Shocker’s Game”

  • Urban Shocker (Associated Press)
  • Locker Room Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)

June 28: “Houdini On The Mound”

  • Myles Thomas illustration (Robert Hunt)
  • Yankee Stadium Postcard (Diamond Images/Getty Images)

June 27: “Coney Island”

  • Night Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Luna Park and Surf Avenue Postcard (Apic/Getty Images)
  • Ocean Illustrations (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Line outside Dr. Couney’s exhibit of “Infant Incubators with Living Infants” at Coney Island (Detroit Publishing Company/Library of Congress)
  • Dr. Couney’s exhibit of “Incubators with Living Infants” at Coney Island (Alexander Alland/New York Historical Society)

June 23: “Can You Do The Math On That?”

  • Tony Lazzeri (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)

June 22: “Sol White. (“Every Day” — Part-2)”

  • Sol White (King Solomon White, courtesy Ars Longa Art Cards)
  • Andrew Rube Foster (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)

June 20: “Every Day”

  • Skyline Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Renaissance Casino (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
  • Waite Hoyt on the Brooklyn Arcadians (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Harlem at night (New York Historical Society)

June 17: “The Appearance of Control”

  • Locker Room Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Myles Thomas’s Contract Record Card (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

June 16: “Everyday Heroes”

  • The Spirit of St. Louis surrounded by a crowd at Le Bourget airfield (STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

June 16: “Lindy”

  • Charles Lindbergh (Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)

June 15: “Waiting For The Trade”

  • Topper Rigney (Bain News Service/Library Of Congress)
  • Mark Koenig (Associated Press)

June 14: “Two Rookies: Julie and Me”

  • Julie Wera (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)
  • Ford Frick and Babe Ruth (Getty Images)

June 13: “The Best Seat in the House”

  • Charles Levine and Clarence Chamberlain (Associated Press)
  • Eddie Bennett waits for Babe Ruth at home plate after a home run (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Yankee Stadium postcard (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

June 11: “Ali, Jackie & The Babe”

  • Babe Ruth in a crowd (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)

June 10: Henry Ford Blames the Jews. (And I Get A Win.)

  • 1919 Chicago Black Sox in court (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
  • Dutch Ruether (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Tony Lazzeri (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Yankee Stadium (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

June 9: “Shipwreck Kelly”

  • Shipwreck Kelly (New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images)

June 8: “A Walk Through Central Park. A Shoe Shine. And the Man Who Fixed the World Series.”

  • Bethesda Fountain, Central Park (Culture Club/Getty Images)
  • Elephants in Central Park (J.S Johnston/The New York Historical Society/Getty Images)
  • Wall Street and Trinity Church (Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
  • New York Curb Exchange Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Outside curb exchange (Heritage Image Partnership LTD./Alamy Stock Photo)
  • Delmonico’s Restaurant (Delmonico LLC)
  • Arnold Rothstein (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)

June 7: “Relief”

  • Wilcy Moore portrait (Associated Press)
  • Wilcy Moore pitching (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Yankee Stadium (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)

June 6: “Bowling On Long Island: ‘Nine Pins to Eight’”

  • Skyline Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Harry Frazee portrait (Bettman/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Waite Hoyt, 1922 (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Long Island mansion (Joseph Costa/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
  • Harold Lloyd (Gene Kornman/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • Wallpaper and bowling alley Illustrations (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Barbara Stanwyck (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

June 2: “Hooded Baseball”

  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Fans watching Shibe Park game from rooftops (Associated Press)
  • Ku Klux Klan parade in Washington, D.C. (George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
  • Herb Pennock (Getty Images)
  • Island Park, Wichita, Kansas (Wichita State University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita Photograph Collection)
  • New York’s Pennsylvania Station (Detroit Publishing Company)

June 1: “The Yankees’ Newest Knight”

  • Myles Thomas portrait (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins, Lou Gehrig (Louis Van Oeyen/Western Reserve Historical Society/Getty Images)

May 31: “The Spitter (Great Expectorations)”

  • Urban Shocker (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)

May 31: “Sex in the City”

  • Louise Brooks (Getty Images)
  • Mae West in “Sex” (Bettmann/Getty Images)
  • Mae West leaves the Jefferson Market Jailhouse (Bettmann/Getty Images)
  • Mae West on Trial for “Sex.” (Bettmann/Getty Images)
  • Mae West leaving the courthouse with the cast of “Sex” (Ed Jackson/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
  • Welfare Island (under the Queensboro, 59th Street Bridge) site of the prison (Detroit Publishing Company/Library of Congress)
  • Mae West presents Warden Schleth with a check for $1,000 for the prison’s new “Mae West Memorial Library” (Getty Images)
  • Ruth Snyder in jail (NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images)
  • Queens County Courthouse during the Snyder-Gray Trial (Bob Mortimer/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images)
  • Photographers covering the Snyder-Gray trial. (Times Wide World/The New York Times/Redux)
  • Barbara Stanwyck (John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)
  • Barbara Stanwyck in “The Noose.” (Everett Collection)
  • Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray (Associated Press)
  • Judd Gray (Associated Press)
  • Ruth Snyder (Getty Images)

May 27: “The Flood. The General. And Sam Rice’s Secret.”

  • Mississippi River Flooding (Getty Images)
  • Alvin “General” Crowder portrait (Getty Images)
  • Sam Rice sitting on dugout steps (Library of Congress)
  • House and Tornado Illustrations (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Sam Rice portrait (Associated Press)

May 26: “Tony Lazzeri, A New Kind Of Hero”

  • Tony Lazzeri (Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images)
  • Tony Lazzeri with Salt Lake City Bees (David Eskenazi Collection)

May 24: “You Can’t Get Pissed Off At Ruth. (But You Can Get Pissed Off At Koenig.)”

  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Griffith Stadium (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
  • Mark Koenig (Sporting News/Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images)

May 23: “Youth. Lazzeri. And Lindbergh.”

  • Lindbergh lands in Paris (Associated Press)
  • Le Bourget Airfield, Paris, France (Getty Images)
  • Charles Lindbergh (Getty Images)
  • Tony Lazzeri (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis)
  • Tony Lazzeri with Salt Lake City Bees (David Eskenazi Collection)
  • Spirit of St. Louis in flight (Getty Images)

May 19: “Bonesetter Reese”

  • Benny Bengough (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis)
  • Siemens Iron and Steel Works, Landore, South Wales (Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
  • The Home of Bonesetter Reese (Google Maps)

May 17: “Cobb & Speaker & Landis. Closing the Books.”

  • Hub “Dutch” Leonard (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)

May 16: “Miller Huggins’s Yankees”

  • Miller Huggins with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (Iconic Archive/Getty Images)
  • Miller Huggins Cincinnati baseball card (Transcendental Graphics)
  • Miller Huggins St. Louis baseball card (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Diner Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Miller Huggins and John McGraw (New York Daily News/Getty Images)
  • Miller Huggins in the dugout with Umpires during the 1923 World Series (Bain News Service/Library of Congress)
  • Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series Champions Pocket Watch (LM Otero/AP Images)
  • Miller Huggins and Yankee Owner, Colonel Jacob Ruppert (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Babe Ruth (Library of Congress)
  • Telegram to American League President Ban Johnson, notifying him of the suspension of Babe Ruth by Miller Huggins (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Babe Ruth and Helen Ruth (Transcendental Graphics)
  • Miller Huggins with Waite Hoyt, Babe Ruth, Silent Bob Meusel and Sailor Bob Shawkey (Getty Images)

May 15: “Death in the Stands, Snow in Detroit and The Great Flood”

  • Baker Bowl bleachers (Library of Congress)

May 13: “Reading and Writing Ruth’s Mail”

  • Locker Room Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Letter to Babe Ruth (Goldin Auctions)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Babe Ruth reading his mail (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (Louis Van Oeyen/Western Reserve Historical Society/Getty Images)

May 11: “Andrew Rube Foster and the Ride to Kankakee”

  • Rube Foster (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
  • South Side Ball Park Postcard (South Side Ball Park Postcard)
  • Rube Foster in Chicago Uniform (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • 1914 Chicago American Giants team photo (Diamond Images/Getty Images)
  • A.R. Foster Illustrations (Robert Hunt)

May 10: “From The Press Box: Babe Ruth’s Promise”

  • Babe Ruth with fans (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)

May 9: “Pops and the Babe”

  • Louis Armstrong (seated) with his Hot Five (Gilles Petard/Redferns)
  • Louis “Pops” Armstrong (Louis Armstrong House Museum)
  • Car Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • “Willie The Weeper” Record Label (Louis Armstrong House Museum)
  • Louis Armstrong and the Hot Seven, 1927 (JP Jazz Archive/Redferns)
  • Louis Armstrong, 1927 (Louis Armstrong House Museum)

May 5: “Out of the Coal Mine”

  • Griffith Stadium (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
  • Dutch Ruether (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)
  • Myles Thomas (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)
  • Myles Thomas sketch (Robert Hunt)

May 4: “The Yankees Steal Babe Ruth’s Mail”

  • Babe Ruth reading mail (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Waite Hoyt portrait (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty Images)

May 3: “From The Press Box: Native Americans”

  • John McGraw (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

May 2: “Urban and Eddie”

  • Urban Shocker (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Urban Shocker throwing (Associated Press)
  • Eddie Bennett (Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
  • Eddie Bennett holding glove (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
  • Eddie Bennett greeting Babe Ruth at home plate (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Urban Shocker holding glove (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Urban Shocker in Yankees sweater (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)

April 29: “From The Press Box: Team Chemistry”

  • Lou Gehrig (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis)

April 28: “Lou, What Do You Think”

  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • 1927 Yankees Team Photo (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Hinkey Haines (Michael Moran)

April 27: “Hoyt the Mortician”

  • Chinatown, New York City (Alamy Stock Photo)
  • Opium Den in New York City, 1925 (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Chinatown, looking uptown to the New York Municipal Building (Detroit Publishing Company/National Library of Congress)
  • Yankee Stadium postcard (Diamond Images/Getty Images)

April 26: “From The Press Box: The Law of Brick”

  • Brick Owens (Getty Images)

April 25: “Lou Gehrig: A Terrible Loneliness”

  • Lou Gehrig close up (Charles Colon/TSN/Icon SMI/Newscom)
  • Ruth and Gehrig on a train (National Archives)
  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Lou Gehrig with his mom (NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

April 22: “Jumpin’ Joe Dugan”

  • Shibe Park Postcard (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Jumpin’ Joe Dugan (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Joe Dugan with the A’s (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

April 21: “From The Press Box: Ty Cobb’s Gambling Scandal”

  • Ty Cobb (Getty Images)
  • Ty Cobb with Commissioner, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)

April 20: “What’s Babe Ruth Like?”

  • Train Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Babe Ruth with fans (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth wearing crown (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth’s luggage (Robert Edward Auctions)
  • Babe Ruth standing next to a car (Transcendental Graphics)
  • Babe Ruth in a crowd (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth with a Balloon in the Comiskey Park Outfield (Tribune Content Agency, LLC)

April 18: “The Weekend”

  • Garden Party Illustration (Gwyneth Scally)
  • Speakeasy Illustration (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Crowd waving (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • “This Way to Speakeasy” (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • Texas Guinan (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • Texas Guinan and her girls with Larry Fay at The Club (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Texas Guinan. The end of the evening (Bettmann/Corbis/Getty Images)
  • Barbara Stanwyck (John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

April 15: “Sailor Bob Shawkey And The Tiger Lady”

  • “Sailor Bob” Shawkey (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis)
  • “Join the Navy” poster (Library of Congress)

April 14: “Babe Ruth’s Biggest Blunder: Memories of 1926”

  • “Old Pete” Alexander (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander in the dugout (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Babe Ruth is tagged out to end the 1926 World Series (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

April 13: “Opening Day: The Fire Party”

  • New York City Skyline Illustrations (Rodolfo Reyes)
  • Sherry-Netherland Fire (New York Times Co./Getty Images)
  • Yankee Stadium Postcard (Diamond Images/Getty Images)
  • Barbara Stanwyck (John Kobal Foundation/Getty)
  • Jimmy Walker posing on Opening Day (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)

April 13: Cast of Characters

April 12: 1927 Yankees

  • Team photo in St. Petersburg, Florida (Florida Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System)

April 12: Twitter Page

  • Ruth playing sax next to Gehrig (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)
  • Myles Thomas (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Ford Frick (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)
  • Ruth, Gehrig and Huggins at Spring Training (Iconic Archive/Getty Images)
  • Babe Ruth wearing crown (Underwood & Underwood/Corbis/Getty Images)

April 12: Introducing “1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas”

  • Lou Gehrig closeup (Charles Colon/TSN/Icon SMI)

April 12: About the Project

  • Myles Thomas pitching (Sporting News and Rogers Photo Archive via Getty Images)

Banner Illustration: Robert Hunt

Punctuation Illustrations: Steve Noble

Stamps courtesy of U.S. Postal Service