A Hall of Fame Page Worthy of the Mighty Rube

I went hunting for the two documentary shorts listed for Rube in the IMDb, but could not find them. If you have better luck, please let me know. I would love to see him in action, and be able to share him with all and sundry:

Rube Waddell and the Champions Playing Ball with the Boston Team (1902)
Game of Base Ball (1903)

I checked the Baseball Hall of Fame, in hopes that the footage had been archived by them, and found that they had updated their site, and their updated page for Rube is lovely:

12: Rube Hall of Fame page

photograph: Philadelphia Athletics pitching great Rube Waddell poses for photographer Charles Conlon at New York’s Hilltop Park, September 19, 1905

How cute is that photo? See that darker shirt under his uniform? I bet dollar to doughnuts that it’s red, fireman red. Don’t you?

Rube Waddell: The Zany, Brilliant Life of a Strikeout Artist * Alan H. Levy

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns (Includes the Tenth Inning)

Smithsonian: 19th century American fire pumpers

Listen to the episode: episode 12: Rube Waddell

Baseball history page

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This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.