Ever Wonder What Baseball Looked Like During the Dead-ball Era (VIDEO)?

Social Navigation


Ever Wonder What Baseball Looked Like During the Dead-ball Era (VIDEO)?

Baseball Is Fun

The Dead-ball Era was a period in Major League Baseball history from 1900-1919, when league-wide scoring and home runs were at a minimum.

Of course, you’ll notice the end of that era coincides directly with the emergence of the one and only Babe Ruth, who crushed 29 homers in 1919, 54 homers in 1920, and 59 homers in 1921 (and then about a bajillion more before he retired in 1935).

In any case, given the general lack of technology from this era, we don’t often get to see what baseball was really like – at least not in video form. But today, that’s exactly what we’ve got for you.

Enjoy (if you’re on a desktop, you’ll have to click over and watch it on YouTube):


Latest from Bleacher Nation:


Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami