Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

First known photograph of “the finger”

Don’t know if this is true, but baseball fans can take pride in people believing it is.

Morty Causa Posted: January 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:15 PM (#4347632)
Radbourn mentioned it on Twitter.
   2. attaboy Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:27 PM (#4347644)
Being able to show dignity and class throughout the ages...priceless.
   3. RMc and the Acevedo Naysayers: Reunion Tour 2016! Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:43 PM (#4347659)
Mentioned in Edward Achorn's fine book on Radbourn, "Fifty-Nine in '84". I'd love to see a movie based on it.
   4. BDC Posted: January 15, 2013 at 02:58 PM (#4347677)
What an indecent and infamous invention of depravity.
   5. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: January 15, 2013 at 04:37 PM (#4347780)
Didn't he also have one of the first photographed examples of the double bird?
   6. Morty Causa Posted: January 15, 2013 at 05:12 PM (#4347807)
Retronaut is a site I love. Tons of old contemporaneous photographs and films.

I knew many people here had heard of the incident, but didn't know how many of us had actually seen the photograph.

Oldest Working Car, 1884
   7. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: January 15, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4347824)
The leading expert on the gesture might be lawprof Ira Robbins - seems to always show up when a "digitus impudicus" story makes the news nowadays.
(yes, Old Hoss makes an appearance in the linked article)

EDIT: that has to be the awesomest set of keywords for a law-review article, like, ever.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'.
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - 2016 February 8: There’s baseball, politics … and real problems
(2137 - 9:33am, Feb 14)
Last: I'm not Black I'm Orange Julius

NewsblogA wild pitch from Montreal: Split the Rays with Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times
(18 - 9:18am, Feb 14)
Last: Topher

NewsblogCC Sabathia: Alcohol rehab couldn’t wait until after postseason | Newsday
(7 - 9:15am, Feb 14)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogCricket Star Kieran Powell Tosses His Bat and Picks Up a Smaller, Rounder One | NYTimes
(5 - 9:15am, Feb 14)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogDusty Baker survived ruin and humiliation. With the Nationals, he can go out on top. | The Washington Post
(33 - 8:58am, Feb 14)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread - February 2016
(175 - 8:58am, Feb 14)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogTop 100 Prospects - BaseballAmerica.com
(16 - 2:23am, Feb 14)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogWorld Baseball Classic Qualifier (Sydney) Day 1 OMNICHATTER
(23 - 1:25am, Feb 14)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2016
(772 - 12:20am, Feb 14)
Last: being STEAGLES isn't the same as having a STEAGLES

NewsblogBrian Kenny: HALL OF FAME'S ANTI-RECENCY BIAS
(83 - 10:46pm, Feb 13)
Last: Ithaca2323

NewsblogJennry Mejia permanently banned by MLB for third PED test
(25 - 9:28pm, Feb 13)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogWrigleyville - What a Slutter Does, Has Done, and Might Do for Jake Arrieta
(14 - 8:28pm, Feb 13)
Last: Squash

NewsblogDeadspin: Kansas City Star Baseball Writer Publishes Same Column He Wrote A Year Ago
(13 - 8:00pm, Feb 13)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogRed Sox should be better than last year ... but are we sure they’re going to be good? - Red Sox - Boston.com
(6 - 7:57pm, Feb 13)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogJacob deGrom to Mets: ‘Willing’ to do long-term deal now
(17 - 6:37pm, Feb 13)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.2199 seconds
47 querie(s) executed