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George Pitts, 1951-2017

George Pitts, 1951-2017

This was a memory that I shared at the memorial service for noted photography editor/photographer/poet/artist/teacher George Pitts, on April 2 at the Parsons New School in New York City. I was one of 17 people, plus George’s wife Jan, who gave powerful remembrances of this inspiring man. You can see the complete service—almost three hours of […]

Play Ball!! Baseball Digest Covers from the 1940s-50s

Play Ball!! Baseball Digest Covers from the 1940s-50s

Since the 1940s Baseball Digest has chronicled the deep details of Major League Baseball. These vintage covers from the 1940s and 50s are from the era when baseball was still king in American sports. We’re celebrating the opening of the 2017 season with 10 of our favorite Baseball Digest covers from those years. (Above): October […]

10 Great Baseball Magazine Covers

10 Great Baseball Magazine Covers

Major League Baseball’s opening day this year was April 3. We’ve dug deep into our archives to present 10 of our favorite baseball magazine covers to celebrate the start of the season. Thanks to Linda Rubes for co-producing this story. (Above): Time, August 28, 1971, illustration by Bob Peak. Left-handed Oakland Athletics pitcher Vida Blue […]

Vintage Chicago Cubs Programs Designed by Otis Shepard

Vintage Chicago Cubs Programs Designed by Otis Shepard

We’re celebrating baseball Opening Day here at Newmanology by displaying some amazing vintage Cubs baseball scorecards, from the 1940s-60s. The covers were designed and illustrated by Otis Shepard, who is well-known for the advertising posters and billboards he created as the longtime art director of Wrigley’s Gum (the Cubs were owned at the time by […]

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