Posts Tagged ‘Gene Mack’

Mack’s Cartoons, final set

March 14, 2017
Gene Mack looks at Forbes Field

Gene Mack looks at Forbes Field

Having spent the last several of these showing you Gene Mack’s 1940s cartoons of the existing Major League ballparks of the era, here’s the last four of the set, beginning with Forbes Field (above) and the other National League park (Crosley Field) below.

Crosley Field, Cincinnati, according to Mack

Crosley Field, Cincinnati, according to Mack

That leaves two final parks, the one in Cleveland

Cleveland

Cleveland

and finally the one in Detroit with its obligatory picture of Ty Cobb.

Briggs Stadium, Detroit

Briggs Stadium, Detroit

I trust you have enjoyed seeing these. Remember you can click on each to enlarge it enough to read. They are available at a number of places online. They are one of the true baseball treasures of the 1940s.

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Mack Cartoons, part 2

March 7, 2017
Mack's view of Fenway Park, Boston

Mack’s view of Fenway Park, Boston

Here’s the next four of the 1940s Gene Mack ballpark cartoon series. This time the cities with two ballyards in the same town. Fenway above and Braves Field Boston below.

Braves Field, Boston

Braves Field, Boston

And also for your enjoyment, the two parks in Chicago. First Comiskey

Comiskey Park, Chicago

Comiskey Park, Chicago

and then Wrigley Field.

Mack rendition of Wrigley Field, Chicago

Mack rendition of Wrigley Field, Chicago

Again you can click on each to enlarge. Enjoy.

Mack Cartoons

March 2, 2017
Gene Mack's view of Shibe Park, Philadelphia

Gene Mack’s view of Shibe Park, Philadelphia

Back in the 1940s Gene Mack was a sports cartoonist working in Boston. He was particularly famous for his baseball cartoons. In 1946 and 1947 he did a series of cartoons showing the ballparks of the era. Each of them gave a view of the park outside in one corner, then showed the park interior with lots of little bits about what it was like in the park and what famous (or infamous) things happened in each. Above is one example.

Overall there are 14 of the cartoons. Baseball in the era consisted of 16 teams, but two of them (the teams in Philadelphia and St. Louis) used the same parks, so there was only need for 14 cartoons. Over the next several of these I’m going to show you each of the cartoons. You can click on each to enlarge it. They can be found a lot of places on line if you’re interested. I trust you’ll enjoy them. This time it’s the cartoons showing the stadia in Philly and St. Louis.

Gene Mack's view of Sportsman's Park, St. Louis