Adventures in the National Pastime #13


Roy Campanella greets Joe DiMaggio at home plate prior to the Martin Luther King Charity All-Star Game, March 28, 1970

5 comments:

Psigney said...

You date is off; The picture is from Dodger Stadium that was not opened until 1962. My Guess is that it might be from the 1974 World Series when the Dodgers played the A's

Greg said...

I have removed the date. I went back to check the original publishing date and it did indeed say "1959" which had I bothered to look at Joe's hair and Roy's sideburns, not to mention the electrically operated wheelchair, would have known was completely wrong. Thanks for catching that.

Fred said...

Is that Don Newcombe standing in front of Campy and smiling?

ernest said...

Joe Black is standing in front of Campanella. Also, the photo, per Bob Timmerman, is from March 28, 1970 Martin Luther King Charity All-Star Game.

Greg said...

My most sincere thanks Ernest. I have removed the original caption since it was hopelessly wrong and added your information via baseball researcher Bob Timmerman. Thanks again, I should have been more careful.