Instructional Figures

I present these Instructional Figures without comment, in the trust that anyone wishing for baseballing betterment may profit thereby.










Source: Frost and Wardlaw, Basket Ball and Indoor Baseball for Women, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922.

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  1. jwise224 says:

    Coach never listened when I said I hated wearing my glove. Had I just shown him these instructions, he may have listened and I may have become Mike Trout. But alas, I am not, and will never be.

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  2. Resolution says:

    You’re going to have to take these down. She was just signed by the Rangers and these are now their intellectual property.

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  3. dang says:

    Ah yes, the underhanded granny bowling technique. Very advanced.

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  4. Yoopka says:

    Good to see a player choking up on the bat

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    • Someanalyst says:

      It’s fine to choke up when you don’t need power. Notice that she is hitting from second base and not home plate.

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  5. Mike "Spanky" Squires says:

    I see the pseudo beginnings of the Walt Hriniak follow through. Needs to finish higher.

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  6. AC of DC says:

    The traditional pentagonal home plate was abandoned after players felt it was too __________. (Fill in the blank to make this funny)

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  7. Casper says:

    Man, those Chicago White Sox used to wear some crazy uniforms.

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  8. Someanalyst says:

    “Indoor baseball for women”? I had no idea they had domed stadia in 1922…

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  9. AynRand'ssocialsecurity# says:

    Strangely arousing.

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  10. tz says:

    I quit looking after the first two photos.

    I throw more like a girl than she does.

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  11. Illinois glass M. Michael Sheets says:

    Marla Hooch … what a hitter!

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