Tag Archives: baseball and advertising

“Baseball Stories”

Baseball History

“Baseball, 1929″

Jimmie Foxx

One of baseball’s
finest in the year
of the Great Crash.

Baseball Legends

“Mantle’s Griffith Shot”

April 1953

Mickey Mantle hits a
monster 500′ home run
in Washington, D.C.

Sport & Civil Rights

“Reese & Robbie”


Baseball statue of two famous 
players commemorates a kind
moment amid racial bigotry.

Sports & Marketing

“Wheaties & Sport”


A cereal maker becomes
an advertising icon
using sports celebrities.

Baseball Legends

“Pitcher Perfect”


Brooklyn’s Sandy Koufax
becomes baseball standout;
wins three Triple Crowns.

Annals of Sport

“Babe Ruth Days”


The Bambino being
honored & remembered
at Yankee Stadium.

Celebrity Advertising

“…Keeps on Ticking”


Mickey Mantle & other
sports celebrities appear
in Timex watch ads.

Icons & Advertising

“Christy Mathewson”

Hancock Ad: 1958

Baseball star of 1900s
appears in “historic
figures” ad campaign.

Statues & Icons: Sport

“Ruth at Oriole Park”


Sultan of Swat comes
home to Baltimore’s
Camden Yards.

Celebrity Advertising 

“Babe Ruth & Tobacco”


Babe Ruth’s baseball
celebrity is used to 
sell tobacco products.

Baseball & Advertising

“21 of 23 Giants”

…Smoke Camels

Tobacco company uses
entire World Series team in
1933 ad to hawk cigarettes.

Baseball Legend

“The Yogi Chronicles”


The life & times of
Yogi Berra, a NY Yankee
legend and a lot more.

Sport, Icons & Money

“$2.8 Million Baseball Card”

1909 Honus Wagner

A great baseball player
and the story of a very
valuable baseball card.

Baseball Legends

“Mickey Mantle’s 535th”

19 September 1968

With two good legs, this
Yankee slugger might have
hit 600 career home runs.

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Date Posted: 22 March 2012
Last Update: 11 May 2013
Comments to: jdoyle@pophistorydig.com

Article Citation:
Jack Doyle, “Baseball Stories, 1900s-2000s,”
PopHistoryDig.com, March 22, 2012.