<![CDATA[Our viewed photography]]> en-us Webmaster@youremail.com Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:18:37 GMT Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:18:37 GMT http://stockphotography.bz/images/english/logo.jpg http://stockphotography.bz <![CDATA[Outside Busch Stadium before the All Star Game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/198-stan-musial,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:24:25 GMT
  Media Name:   Outside Busch Stadium before the All Star Game | Photography
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  Description:   Busch Stadium (also referred to informally as "New Busch Stadium" or "Busch Stadium III") is the home of the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. It replaced Busch Memorial Stadium and occupies a portion of that stadium's former footprint. Busch Stadium has been chosen by MLB to host the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The ballpark opened on April 4, 2006 with an exhibition between the minor league Memphis Redbirds and Springfield Cardinals, both affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals, which Springfield won 5-3. The first official major league game occurred on April 10, 2006 as the Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6–4 behind an Albert Pujols home run and winning pitcher Mark Mulder. A commercial area, dubbed Ballpark Village, is being developed adjacent to the stadium over the remainder of the former stadium's footprint. The stadium is the third stadium in St. Louis to carry the name Busch Stadium. Sportsman's Park was renamed Busch Stadium in 1953, after team owner Gussie Busch. The first Busch closed in 1966, and both the baseball Cardinals, and the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals moved to a new multi-purpose stadium, named Busch Memorial Stadium.
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<![CDATA[Statue of Stan "The Man" Musial outside Busch Stadium | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/199-stan-musial,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:24:12 GMT
  Media Name:   Statue of Stan "The Man" Musial outside Busch Stadium | Photography
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  Description:   One of the statues outside of Busch Stadium of Stan "The Man" Musial.
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<![CDATA[Harry Weber statue of Stan "The Man" Musial outside Busch Stadium | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/200-stan-the-man-musial,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:23:39 GMT
  Media Name:   Harry Weber statue of Stan "The Man" Musial outside Busch Stadium | Photography
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  Description:   This is a Harry Weber statue outside Busch Staduim of Stan "The Man" Musial.
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<![CDATA[A Harry Weber statue of Lou Brock outside of Busch Stadium | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/201-lou-brock,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:23:53 GMT
  Media Name:   A Harry Weber statue of Lou Brock outside of Busch Stadium | Photography
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  Description:   Statue of Lou Brock outside of Busch Stadium. In 1967, Brock became the first player to steal 50 bases and hit 20 home runs in the same season. He was not known as a power hitter, but he did display significant "pop" from time to time. In David Halberstam's book, "October 1964", the author states that manager Johnny Keane asked Brock to forgo the power game in favor of the speed game. However, Brock got some licks in, here and there. In his rookie season (1962), Brock became one of three players to hit a home run into the center-field bleachers at the old Polo Grounds in New York since its 1923 reconstruction. His blast came against Al Jackson in the second game of a June 17 doubleheader against the New York Mets and would be followed by Hank Aaron's center-field home run the very next day. Joe Adcock was the first to hit a ball over that wall, in 1953. Babe Ruth reached the old bleachers (a comparable distance) before the reconstruction. In 1967, Brock hit 5 home runs in the first 4 games of the season, becoming the first player to do so. Brock remained best known for base-stealing and starting Cardinals rallies. He was said to have disdained Maury Wills' method of base-stealing, instead shortening his leads and going hard. He was also an early student of game films. He used an 8 mm movie camera from the dugout to film opposing pitchers and study their windups and pickoff moves to detect weaknesses he could exploit. In a unique (if incidental) accomplishment, Brock was the first player ever to bat in a major league regular season game in Canada. He led off the April 14, 1969 game against the Montreal Expos at Jarry Park by lining out to second baseman Gary Sutherland. The Expos' pitcher, Larry Jaster, was a teammate of Brock's just the year before, and had been selected in the expansion draft by the Expos after the 1968. His best batting average was in 1964, when he batted .315, one of eight years he batted over .300, he was a 6-time National League All-Star, he led the league in runs two times (1967 and 1971), led the league in doubles (46 in 1968), and led the league in triples (14 in 1968).
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<![CDATA[A Harry Weber statue of Bob Gibson outside Busch Stadium | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/203-bob-gibson,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:22:58 GMT
  Media Name:   A Harry Weber statue of Bob Gibson outside Busch Stadium | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   The statue is outside of Busch Stadium that was created by Harry Weber. In the eight seasons from 1963 to 1970, he won 156 games and lost 81, for a .658 winning percentage. He won nine Gold Glove Awards, was awarded the World Series MVP Award in 1964 and 1967, and won Cy Young Awards in 1968 and 1970. In Game 7 of St. Louis's World Series triumph on October 15, 1964, Gibson held on to earn the win despite allowing ninth-inning home runs to New York Yankees Phil Linz and Clete Boyer (brother of the Cardinals' Ken Boyer). In 1967, Gibson made a remarkable recovery from a broken leg to become the premiere pitcher in that year's World Series. Gibson's normal follow-through included landing hard on his right leg. On July 15, he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Roberto Clemente just at that point of his follow through. The broken leg put Gibson on the disabled list until early September, while the Cardinals continued to play well. With Gibson back in the lineup, the Cardinals secured the National League pennant. In the 1967 Series, Gibson allowed only three earned runs and 14 hits over three complete game victories (Games 1, 4, and 7), the latter two marks tying Christy Mathewson's 1905 record, also hitting a vital home run in Game 7. The 1968 season became known as "The Year of the Pitcher", and Gibson was at the forefront of pitching dominance. His earned run average was 1.12, which is a live-ball era record, the major league record in 300 or more innings pitched and was the lowest major league ERA in 54 years (see Dutch Leonard). He threw 13 shutouts, behind only Grover Alexander's 1916 Major League record of 16, and allowed only two earned runs in 92 straight innings of pitching. Gibson also pitched 47 consecutive scoreless innings, at the time the third longest scoreless streak in Major League history only to Walter Johnson's 56 in 1913, and Don Drysdale's 58 2/3 (set earlier in that same season). He also won the National League MVP. With the batting anemic everywhere, Gibson lost 9 games against 22 wins despite his record-setting low ERA. In Game One of the 1968 World Series, he struck out 17 Detroit Tigers to set a World Series record for strikeouts in one game (breaking Sandy Koufax's record of 15 in Game One of the 1963 World Series), which still stands today. Gibson's 1968 season was so successful that his performance is widely cited in Major League Baseball's decision to lower the pitcher's mound by five inches in 1969. The change had only a slight effect on him; he went 20-13 that year, with a 2.18 ERA. Some say that his 13 shutouts may never be repeated by anyone again given the heavier emphasis on pitch counts, relief pitching, and the continuing shift to hitters with newer ballparks having smaller foul areas, shorter distance to the outfield walls, and a smaller strike zone today. On May 12, 1969, Gibson struck out three batters on nine pitches in the seventh inning of a 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gibson became the ninth National League pitcher and the 15th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning. Gibson achieved two highlights in August 1971. On the 4th of the month, he defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 at Busch Stadium for his 200th career victory. Ten days later, he no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0 at Three Rivers Stadium. Three of his 10 strikeouts in the game were to Willie Stargell, including the game's final out. The no-hitter was the first in Pittsburgh in more than 60 years; none had been pitched in the 62-year (mid-1909 to mid-1970) history of Three Rivers Stadium's predecessor, Forbes Field. He was the second pitcher in MLB history (after Walter Johnson) to strike out over 3,000 batters, and the first to do so in the National League. He accomplished this at home, at Busch Stadium on July 17, 1974, the victim being César Gerónimo of the Cincinnati Reds. [1] (Gerónimo would also become Nolan Ryan's 3,000th strikeout victim, in 1980.) Gibson was also a good hitting pitcher and was sometimes used by the Cardinals as a pinch-hitter. In 1970, he hit .303 for the season, which was over 100 points higher than his teammate, shortstop Dal Maxvill. For his career, he batted .206 with 24 home runs (plus two more in the World Series) and 144 RBIs. He is one of only two pitchers since World War II with a career batting average of .200 or higher and with at least 20 home runs and 100 RBIs (Bob Lemon, who had broken into the majors as a third baseman, is the other). Gibson was above average as a baserunner and thus was occasionally used as a pinch runner, despite managers' general reluctance to risk injury to pitchers in this way. The constant pounding on Gibson's right knee took its toll, eventually inflicting knee injuries that contributed to Gibson losing his effectiveness. In his final season, he went 3-10 and announced his retirement.
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<![CDATA[A Harry Weber statue of Ozzie Smith outside Busch Stadium | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/202-ozzie-smith,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:23:14 GMT
  Media Name:   A Harry Weber statue of Ozzie Smith outside Busch Stadium | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   Ozzie Smith statue by Harry Weber outside Busch Stadium. After the World Series championship, Smith and the Cardinals agreed on a new contract in January 1983 that paid Smith $1 million per year. Smith was voted in as the National League's starting shortstop in the All-Star Game for the first time in 1983, and at season's end won a fourth consecutive Gold Glove Award. During July of the 1984 season, Smith went on the disabled list with a broken wrist after being hit by a pitch during a game against the Padres. Smith's return to the lineup a month later was not enough to propel the Cardinals to a postseason berth. In 1985 Smith amassed a .276 batting average, 31 stolen bases, and 591 assists in the field. The Cardinals as a team won 101 games during the season and earned another postseason berth. Facing the Los Angeles Dodgers in the now best-of-seven NLCS, a split of the first four games set the stage for Game 5 at Busch Stadium. With the score tied at two runs apiece in the bottom of the ninth inning, Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda called upon closer Tom Niedenfuer to pitch. Smith batted left-handed against Niedenfuer with one out. Smith, who had never hit a home run in his previous 3,009 left-handed major league at-bats, pulled an inside fastball down the right-field line for a home run, ending Game 5 in a 3–2 Cardinals victory. Smith said, "I was trying to get an extra-base hit and get into scoring position. Fortunately, I was able to get the ball up."The home run not only prompted broadcaster Jack Buck's "Go crazy folks" play-by-play call, but was also later voted the greatest moment in Busch Stadium history by Cardinals fans.
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<![CDATA[People having fun with their Taco hats from Taco Bell at the mid summer classic | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/204-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:22:47 GMT
  Media Name:   People having fun with their Taco hats from Taco Bell at the mid summer classic | Photography
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  Description:   Fans at Busch Stadium with their Volcano Taco hats from Taco Bell.
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<![CDATA[Fans stopped to get a shave from Gillette at the mid summer classic | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/205-gillette,-shave,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:22:38 GMT
  Media Name:   Fans stopped to get a shave from Gillette at the mid summer classic | Photography
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  Description:   Fans stop by the Gillette booth to get a shave
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<![CDATA[Red Schoendienst in the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/208-red-schoendienst,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou,-photographerslightbox.com-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:22:02 GMT
  Media Name:   Red Schoendienst in the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst born February 2, 1923) is an American former professional baseball player and manager who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. A second baseman and switch-hitter in Major League Baseball, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1945-56, 1961-63), New York Giants (1956-57) and Milwaukee Braves (1957-60). After retiring, Schoendienst in 1965 began the longest managerial tenure in Cardinals history (now tied with Tony La Russa, both with 12 years), skippering the team from 1965 through 1976. Under his direction, St. Louis won National League pennants in 1967 and 1968, and defeated the Boston Red Sox in seven games in the 1967 World Series. He is currently the special assistant coach for the St. Louis Cardinals Schoendienst was born in Germantown, Illinois. After being named the International League MVP in 1943 and then spending almost a year in the Army during World War II, he was discharged in 1945 due to a severe eye injury and an injured shoulder. However, he made the Cardinals as a left fielder, and finished the '45 season batting .278 with a league-high 26 stolen bases. In 1946 he moved to second base, helping the Cardinals to win their third World Series title in four years. With sure hands and quick reflexes, he led the league's second basemen for the first of seven seasons, handling 320 consecutive chances without an error in 1950. Schoendienst set a league record in 1956 with a .9934 fielding average, eclipsed 30 years later by Ryne Sandberg. Schoendienst won the Home Run Derby Contest in 1946. In 1953 Schoendienst finished second in the NL batting race, batting .342 to Carl Furillo's .344. He scored 107 runs and drove in 79 runs from the #2 spot in the order, setting a career high with 15 home runs. He was selected to the All-Star team for the seventh time. The Cardinals had hoped to use the event to show off its planned Ballpark Village residential and entertainment complex to be built on the site of the former Busch Memorial Stadium across the street from the new ballpark. However the plans have not materialized and Cardinals in March said they will use the old park for a softball field and parking lot during the game. On April 22, 2009, All-Star balloting began on MLB.com with eight position players (excluding pitchers and designated hitters) from each of the 30 teams being nominated for fans to vote. As with last year, only 25 email ballots could be cast and voting officially ended at 11:59 ET on July 2. Final Rosters, with the exception of the final vote, were announced on July 5. Fans voted for up to three players per league to participate in the State Farm Home Run Derby
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<![CDATA[Bruce Sutter and Ozzie Smith in the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/207-ozzie-smith,-bruce-sutter,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou,-photographerslightbox.com-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:22:11 GMT
  Media Name:   Bruce Sutter and Ozzie Smith in the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   Howard Bruce Sutter born January 8, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who was arguably the first pitcher to make effective use of the split-finger fastball, which he called "The Jewel". One of the sport's dominant relievers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, he became the only pitcher to lead the National League in saves five times (1979-1982, 1984), and retired with 300 saves – at the time, the third highest total in history, behind Rollie Fingers (341) and Rich "Goose" Gossage (302), and an NL record until broken by Lee Smith in 1993; Sutter had set the NL record in 1982 with his 194th save, surpassing the mark held by Roy Face. In his first nine seasons, only Kent Tekulve made more appearances, and he saved 133 of the Chicago Cubs' 379 wins between 1976 and 1980. In 1979, Sutter won the NL's Cy Young Award as the league's top pitcher. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2006. Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith (born December 26, 1954) is a retired American professional baseball player who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. Nicknamed "The Wizard," Smith played shortstop for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball, winning the National League Gold Glove Award for defensive play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons. A 15-time All-Star, Smith accumulated 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases during his career, and won the National League Silver Slugger Award as the best hitter at shortstop in 1987.
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<![CDATA[Charlie Manuel at the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/209-charlie-manuel,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou,-photographerslightbox.com-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:21:40 GMT
  Media Name:   Charlie Manuel at the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   Shortly after he was fired as manager for the Cleveland Indians, Manuel was hired by the Phillies as special assistant to the general manager. After the 2004 season, Manuel was hired as the club's 51st manager, replacing Larry Bowa.[3] In his first season, Manuel and the Phillies went 88–74, only one game back of the Wild Card. In 2006, Manuel and the Phillies finished just short of the playoffs once again, this time three games back of the wild card. However, the season did have certain positives that boded well for next season. Second-year slugger Ryan Howard hit a franchise record 58 home runs, second baseman Chase Utley was named a starter in the 2006 MLB All-Star Game, and rookie pitcher Cole Hamels showed progress and the potential that he could one day become the club's ace. After starting the 2007 season with a horrible 4–11 record, Manuel and the Phillies had to battle countless injuries all season, including losing newly acquired pitcher Freddy García for the season. Howard, Utley, and Hamels also missed significant playing time. Hamels led the pitching staff with a 15–5 record, while Jimmy Rollins had a huge season, including a MLB record for at-bats in a season with 716 through all 162 games played. In a dramatic finale to the season, the Phillies captured the National League East title from the collapsing Mets, but were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Colorado Rockies. Manuel finished second in balloting for the National League Manager of the Year Award for 2007.[4] On October 29, 2008, Charlie Manuel guided the 2008 Phillies to their second world title. It was his first World Series ring after years of close calls (including the 1997 Cleveland Indians). Manuel reached a contract agreement with the Phils on December 9, 2008 that will keep him with the team through the 2011 season. The Cardinals had hoped to use the event to show off its planned Ballpark Village residential and entertainment complex to be built on the site of the former Busch Memorial Stadium across the street from the new ballpark. However the plans have not materialized and Cardinals in March said they will use the old park for a softball field and parking lot during the game. On April 22, 2009, All-Star balloting began on MLB.com with eight position players (excluding pitchers and designated hitters) from each of the 30 teams being nominated for fans to vote. As with last year, only 25 email ballots could be cast and voting officially ended at 11:59 ET on July 2. Final Rosters, with the exception of the final vote, were announced on July 5. Fans voted for up to three players per league to participate in the State Farm Home Run Derby.
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<![CDATA[Tony La Russa and Capt C.B. Sullly Sullenberger at the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/210-tony-la-russa,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou,-photographerslightbox.com-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:21:29 GMT
  Media Name:   Tony La Russa and Capt C.B. Sullly Sullenberger at the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   In his first campaign with the Cardinals, in 1996, La Russa clinched the National League's Central Division pennant (and also finished National League Runner-Up), a feat his club repeated in 2000, 2001, 2002 (his fourth Manager of the Year award), 2004, 2005, and 2006 (the Cardinals also tied for the National League Central crown with the Houston Astros in 2001). He became the first manager to win the award four times. La Russa's fourth Manager of the Year award was arguably the most emotional; La Russa led the Cardinals to the National League Championship Series (where they would ultimately lose in five games to the San Francisco Giants) in a year in which the Cardinals were traumatized by the deaths of beloved Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck and 33-year-old pitcher Darryl Kile just four days later. In 2004, the Cardinals won the National League pennant, accruing a first place overall record of 105–57. After defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1, in the National League Division Series, and the Houston Astros, 4 games to 3, in the NLCS, they were swept by the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 World Series. It was their first World Series appearance since 1987. 2006 saw a return to the World Series, this time with a 4–1 victory over the Detroit Tigers, managed by former Cardinal Jim Leyland. The team's 83–78 regular season record is the worst ever by an eventual World Series champion, usurping the 1987 Minnesota Twins' 85–77 campaign. La Russa is now the second manager to win a World Series in both the American League and the National League - a distinction shared with his mentor, Sparky Anderson. It was as a player with the A's that La Russa first met catcher Dave Duncan, who would join his coaching staff in Chicago in 1983. The two have worked together on every La Russa-managed team ever since, and he often credits Duncan as playing a key role in his success. On August 4, 2007 La Russa lined up his pitcher Joel Piñeiro to bat in the 8th spot. Previously in the 1998 season, from July 9 to September 27 used the same method with his rotation. La Russa continued to bat the pitcher 8th throughout the rest of the 2007 season. La Russa has argued that he wishes a position player to bat in the ninth spot so that "there are men on base" for Albert Pujols, who bats third. On October 22, 2007, La Russa signed a two-year deal to remain with the St. Louis Cardinals as manager, which would extend his reign to a Cardinals' record 14 years. Through 2008, La Russa's regular season managerial record is 2,461-2,146 (.534), including 1,141-963 (.542) with the Cardinals. He credits Paul Richards with first inspiring him to believe he could succeed as a major league manager. The Cardinals had hoped to use the event to show off its planned Ballpark Village residential and entertainment complex to be built on the site of the former Busch Memorial Stadium across the street from the new ballpark. However the plans have not materialized and Cardinals in March said they will use the old park for a softball field and parking lot during the game. On April 22, 2009, All-Star balloting began on MLB.com with eight position players (excluding pitchers and designated hitters) from each of the 30 teams being nominated for fans to vote. As with last year, only 25 email ballots could be cast and voting officially ended at 11:59 ET on July 2. Final Rosters, with the exception of the final vote, were announced on July 5. Fans voted for up to three players per league to participate in the State Farm Home Run Derby
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<![CDATA[Albert Pujols in the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/211-albert-pujols,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou,-photographerslightbox.com-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:21:13 GMT
  Media Name:   Albert Pujols in the Red Carpet Parade at the All Star Game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   Pujols reached another milestone in the season when he hit his 300th career double in April 2008. In April and May, he reached base safely (via hit, walk, or hit-by-pitch) for 42 consecutive games. On June 10th, Pujols strained his left-calf muscle and went on the 15-day disabled list for the second time in his career. He was re-activated on June 26, after missing 13 games. Pujols won his seventh career NL Player of the Week award for Aug. 18–24 after batting .579 (11-for-19) with a .652 on-base percentage, a 1.105 slugging percentage, and 10 RBIs. He got his 1,500th career hit on August 30, against the Houston Astros. His 30th home run on September 1, and his 100th RBI on September 11th, made him the first player in MLB history to start his career with eight seasons of at least 30 HR, 100 RBIs, a .300 BA, and 99 runs. He also finished with a league-leading .296 Isolated Power (ISO) average. On October 13, Pujols elected to have surgery on his troubled right elbow, "a procedure that included decompression and transposition of the ulnar nerve" but not the more invasive Tommy John surgery to relieve persistent pain. Pujols won a number of awards for the year, including the Players Choice National League Outstanding Player of the Year, and Players Choice Player of the Year (his second Player of the Year Award, having also won in 2003; he joined Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds as two-time winners). Pujols was also named The Sporting News Player of the Year for the second time in his career. On October 25, Pujols was named the 2008 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award for the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and the individual's contribution to his team. Pujols won the Fielding Bible Award for defensive excellence at first base for the third consecutive year. For the third time in four years, Pujols was named NL Most Valuable Player in the annual Internet Baseball Awards,[44] a poll conducted by Baseball Prospectus. Pujols also won his fourth Silver Slugger award, having previously won one at 3B in 2001, OF in 2003, and 1B in 2004. On November 17, Pujols won his second NL MVP Award. The MVP award continues his streak of finishing in the top nine in the BBWAA voting every year of the first 8 years of his career. He ended the year by winning TYIB's 'Hitter of the Year' Award. The Cardinals had hoped to use the event to show off its planned Ballpark Village residential and entertainment complex to be built on the site of the former Busch Memorial Stadium across the street from the new ballpark. However the plans have not materialized and Cardinals in March said they will use the old park for a softball field and parking lot during the game. On April 22, 2009, All-Star balloting began on MLB.com with eight position players (excluding pitchers and designated hitters) from each of the 30 teams being nominated for fans to vote. As with last year, only 25 email ballots could be cast and voting officially ended at 11:59 ET on July 2. Final Rosters, with the exception of the final vote, were announced on July 5. Fans voted for up to three players per league to participate in the State Farm Home Run Derby
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<![CDATA[Derek Jeter at the Red Carpet parade at the All Star Game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/212-derek-jeter,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou,-photographerslightbox.com-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:21:05 GMT
  Media Name:   Derek Jeter at the Red Carpet parade at the All Star Game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   Derek Sanderson Jeter born June 26, 1974) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and team captain of the New York Yankees. Jeter is considered a consummate professional, by teammates and opponents alike. He has spent his entire career with the Yankees, beginning in 1995. In 2009, he passed Mickey Mantle for most career at-bats with the team, a record that had stood since 1968. He also passed Babe Ruth for most career doubles on June 23, 2009. Jeter, a former American League Rookie of the Year, has won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards on three occasions, and has been named to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game ten times. In 2000, he became the only player to win both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the same year. His .316 career batting average through the 2008 season ranks him with the 5th-highest lifetime batting average of all active baseball players. He has been in the top seven in the American League in hits for eight of the past ten years and runs scored seven of the past ten years. On June 2, 2009, Jeter became the 74th player to reach 2,600 hits. In the same game he scored his 1,500th run, joining Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle as the only Yankees to reach that milestone.
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  Media Name:   Derek Jeter at the Red Carpet parade at the All Star Game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   Derek Jeter riding in the Red Carpet parade at the All Star Game.
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<![CDATA[People arriving to the All Star Game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/218-derek-jeter,-new-york,-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou,-photographerslightbox.com,-alone,-solo,-single,-individual,-1,-one-person,-couple,-two-people,-2,-couples,-crowd,-many-people,-crowded,-crowds,-group,-many-people,-groups,-many-people,-numerous,-plenty,-awe,-awes,-bonding,-bond,-bonds,-fun,-excited,-excite,-exciting,-excites,-optimistic,-optimism,-optimist,-optimists,-upbeat-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:20:50 GMT
  Media Name:   People arriving to the All Star Game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   People arriving on Metro Link to get to the All Star Game.
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<![CDATA[Panoramic photo of All Star festivities before the baseball game | Photography]]>http://stockphotography.bz/detail/206-2009-major-league-baseball-all-star-game,-baseball-all-star-game,-mid-summer-classic,-baseball,-busch-stadium,-sport,-sports,-athlete,-athletes,-backhand,-base,-bases,-batting,-bat,-batter,-bats,-batters,-catcher,-catchers,-catching,-catch,-catches,-cleats,-spikes,-clubhouse,-clubhouses,-coach,-coaching,-coaches,-competitor,-competitors,-fan,-fans,-fields,-field,-playing-field,-pitch,-sports-field,-playing-fields,-sports-fields,-game,-match,-games,-matches,-pitcher,-pitching,-pitches,-score,-goal,-scored,-point,-scores,-goals,-points,-scoreboards,-scoreboard,-shortstop,-stadium,-arena,-arenas,-stadiums,-umpire,-ump,-official,-umpires,-umps,-officials,-first-base,-third-base,-out-field,-first-base,-first-base,-1st-base,-home-plate,-home-base,-home-run,-home-runs,-locker-room,-locker-rooms,-out-field,-out-fielder,-left-field,-center-field,-right-field,-left-fielder,-center-fielder,-right-fielder,-score-card,-third-base,-3rd-base,-third-baseman,-3rd-baseman,-home-run,-grand-slam,-home-runs,-second-base,-2nd-base,-second-baseman,-2nd-baseman,-first-base,-1st-base,-first-baseman,-1st-baseman,-left-hand-batter,-right-hand-batter,-st-louis,-st-louis,-saint-louis,-st-lou,-photographerslightbox.com-.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2011 17:22:26 GMT
  Media Name:   Panoramic photo of All Star festivities before the baseball game | Photography
  Author:   Thomas McMahon
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  Description:   Panoramic view of the All Star festivities. State Farm Home Run Derby field, the Red Carpet from the parade and the crowd going into Busch Stadium.
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