If I had a time machine I would spend most of my time at the ballpark. But unfortunately, the only time machine available to me is Photoshop, research, patience, and the dedication to create these images that appear to have been taken yesterday.
No laws of time and space were violated in the productions.
Photo restoration is a hobby that began over 35 years ago, long before the digital tools were available to make anything approaching the quality that can be produced today.
A single portrait in good condition may be completed in a day, while a large team photo in poor condition may take several weeks to a month to complete.
I present to you here with the finished images below the originals. If your favorite team is not represented, it’s probably because they didn’t exist 100 years ago!
#1 “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Chicago White Sox, In Their Championship Year Of 1917
#2 The Stars Of The Chicago White Sox In Their Championship Year Of 1917
#3 Alva “Rip” Williams. Washington Nationals, 1912
#4 “Smokey” Joe Wood. Boston Red Sox, 1915
#5 Branch Rickey. St. Louis Browns, 1914. Rickey Was No Great Player, But He Lives In Baseball History For His Work In Breaking The Segregation Of The Major Leagues, When He Signed Jackie Robinson To The Dodgers In 1947
#6 Grover Cleveland Alexander. Philadelphia Phillies, 1914
#7 Trio Of Brooklyn Robins At Braves Field, Boston, 1916
#8 “Chief” Meyers. Brooklyn, 1916
#9 The First Champions Of The New American League. Chicago White Sox, With Owner Charles Comiskey, 1901
#10 Billy Sullivan. Chicago White Sox, 1911