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.

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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 above the originals. If your favorite team is not represented, it’s probably because they didn’t exist 100 years ago!

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“Shoeless” Joe Jackson ~ Chicago White Sox ~ In their Championship year of 1917

“Smokey” Joe Wood ~ Boston Red Sox ~ 1915

The Stars of the Chicago White Sox in their Championship Year of 1917

Casey Stengel ~ Brooklyn ~ 1915

Johnny Evers ~ Chicago Cubs ~ 1913

“Chief” Meyers ~ Brooklyn ~ 1916

Alva “Rip” Williams ~ Washington Nationals ~ 1912

Miller Huggins ~ St. Louis Cardinals ~ 1911

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.

Honus Wagner ~ Pittsburgh Pirates ~ 1917

Grover Cleveland Alexander ~ Philadelphia Phillies ~ 1914

Connie Mack ~ Manager Philadelphia Athletics ~ 1913

Amos Strunk ~ Philadelphia Athletics ~ 1914

Billy Sullivan ~ Chicago White Sox ~ 1911

Trio of Brooklyn Robins at Braves Field, Boston, 1916

Eddie Collins ~ Philadelphia Athletics ~ 1910

Jim Thorpe ~ New York Giants ~ 1913, one year after winning the Decathlon and Pentathlon Gold Medals in the Stockholm Olympics.

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson ~ Cleveland Naps ~ 1911

Hippo Vaughn ~ Chicago Cubs ~ 1914

New York Giants Manager John McGraw with Chicago Cubs star Johnny Evers ~ 1912

Pitching Great Christy Mathewson at his last appearance as a player with the Cincinnati Reds ~ 1916

The first Champions of the new American League ~ Chicago White Sox, with owner Charles Comiskey ~ 1901

John “Shano” Collins ~ Chicago White Sox ~ 1917

Babe Ruth ~ Boston Red Sox ~ 1919

“Rube” Foster ~ Boston Red Sox ~ 1914