McGreevey Collection
Collections of the Print Department

3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library

Available on Flickr

A collection of early Boston baseball photographs ranging from 1875 to 1916. Represented are many of the most important ballplayers of the 19th and early 20th century including Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Mike "King" Kelly, Kid Nichols and many others.  Also included are panoramic photos of the ballparks of the era including the Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston and the Polo Grounds in New York. The centerpiece of the collection is a series of photographs related to the first World Series in 1903 between Boston and Pittsburgh. Featured are photographs of the fans of the Boston team, the "Royal Rooters" and their leader Michael T. "Nuf Ced" McGreevey.

McGreevey's Saloon Roxbury

McGreevey's Saloon in Roxbury. Photograph from Original Glass-Plate Negative - 1903.

Fans at 1903 Worldseries

Fans on the Field at the Huntington Avenue Grounds During the First World Series  Photograph - Oct. 3, 1903.

Boston Nationals Infield 1900

Famous Boston Nationals Infield of Bobby Lowe, Fred Tenney, Herman Long and Jimmy Collins.  Photograph - 1900