Breaking news for Houston --baseball's post-season begins tonight. You probably haven't given much thought to the sport since August, but the rest of the country has. To some degree.
To celebrate the national pastime in autumn, when every pitch counts and seasons are won and lost, we harken back to the storied days of old, when legendary players like Joe DiMaggio, Mel Ott and Bob Feller all played.
And, apparently, were photographed in the nude.
We don't know what people were thinking back then, but taking photos of ballplayers in the shower or locker room with their penii flopping about was apparently considered SOP.
So here are five, at least according to the internet. NOT SAFE FOR WORK, OBVIOUSLY.
We mean it -- Not Safe For Work. Don't blame us if you click on the next page and your boss comes up behind you. You've been warned.
5. Del Crandall
Bats right, throws right, dresses left. Crandall was a Gold Glove-winning catcher played mostly for the Boston/Milwaukee Braves in the `50s and early `60s. Hit a homer in the World Series one year. At least he knew to keep his shoulders covered.
4. Bob Feller
A Hall of Famer and Cleveland Indian legend, Feller was known as "Rapid Robert" for his fastball. And possibly "Smilin' Bob" for his reaction whenever some guy took his picture in the shower.
3. Hal Newhouser
Newhouser played for the Ti -- WHY THE HELL ARE YOU HOLDING THIS NAKED MAN UP, DUDES!!?!?! Andwhere
are your hands? Anyway, Newhouser played for the Tigers and Indians and became,according to Wikipedia
, a scout for the Astros. He discovered Derek Jeter; the Astros ignored his advice and took Phil Nevin.
2. Mel Ott
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That's Mel Ott on the left, we're told. The player on the right with whom the legendary Giant is showering is unnamed. Ott, of course, is a Hall of Famer, not to mention a boon to crossword-puzzle creators everywhere. Plus he knew how to keep his dick from being photographed.
1. Joe DiMaggio