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Ty Cobb Steals Third Base This is a terrific action photo snapped by famed baseball photographer Charles Conlon that is nearly 100 years old! (Some sources date the photo to 1909; others claim it was taken in 1910.) Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers steals third base. Jimmy Austin of the Philadelphia Athletics is the third baseman. Austin was upended by Cobb's hard slide. Notice there's no uniform number on Austin's back. They did not come into vogue until the late 1920s.
Tags: Ty  Cobb  Jimmy  Austin  baseball  photo 
Added: 10th August 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Steve on 2008-08-10 
Action photography was almost unheard of back then!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-08-11 
Right you are, Steve. Slow shutter speeds and cumbersome cameras made action photography very difficult circa 1910.

This photo is especially good because you can see the intensity in Cobb's face. The dirt in the air shows the hardness of Cobb's slide. It's a classic.
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