Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pix from the past

I was going through some old photo albums and found these pictures I had taken 37 years ago. Wow, could it have been that long ago? Am I really that old? Yes and yes. 

These were taken on June 11th or 12th, 1975 at Arlington Stadium (the old one obviously) before a game between the Orioles and Rangers. I have ticket stubs from both games and these pics could be from either (or both). Back then the Orioles made two trips a year through the West Division and I always drove up for at least one series in the Metroplex. 

The Orioles won 9-8 in ten innings the first night. Dave Duncan homers twice for the Orioles. Brooks Robinson got one of the Orioles' 16 hits. Jim Palmer won his 10th game of the season on the second night which meant he had 10 of the Orioles 24 wins on the season to that point. 

I took a picture of Brooks during that series in Arlington but I'm saving that for another post.



Mike Cuellar (with an Afro) playing long toss in Arlington  Stadium.


Bobby Grich jokes with Ellie Hendricks during warm-ups.


Don Baylor, who was from Austin just down I-35 had played in this park as an Oriole farm hand a few years earlier. I remember he had a lot of fans and friends there. 


Earl walking and thinking (and probably wishing he had a smoke).

I was going through some old photo albums and found these pictures I had taken 37 years ago. Wow, could it have been that long ago? Am I really that old? Yes and yes.

These were taken on June 11th or 12th, 1975 at Arlington Stadium (the old one obviously) before a game between the Orioles and Rangers. I have ticket stubs from both games and these pics could be from either (or both). Back then the Orioles made two trips a year through the West Division and I always drove up for at least one series in the Metroplex.

The Orioles won 9-8 in ten innings the first night. Dave Duncan homers twice for the Orioles. Brooks Robinson got one of the Orioles' 16 hits. Jim Palmer won his 10th game of the season on the second night which meant he had 10 of the Orioles 24 wins on the season to that point.

I took a picture of Brooks during that series in Arlington but I'm saving that for another post.