1940 Large photograph of one of the most horrendous beanballs in baseball history with an interesting backstory. Joe Medwick made a name for himself as one of the top sluggers in baseball as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals before being traded to the Dodgers. When he faced his old club, former teammate Bob Bowman struck him in the head with a fastball, almost killing Medwick in the process. Bowman claimed it was retaliation for sign stealing, Medwick of course said it was just flat out bad blood. Here is a dramatic image of an unconscious Medwick as he lay on the ground seconds after being struck by the fastball. An interesting image we have never seen before.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10